High Value Vegetables is a collective
description for green and leafy vegetables, fruit veggies and root crops. Compared to other crops, high value vegetables command
a higher value of income at around P200,000 to P500,000 gross income in every hectare per cropping.
The two biggest associations of vegetable producers of the region, the Caraga Vegetable Growers
Federation (CARVEGEF) and the Cabadbaran High Value Agribusiness Development Association (CHADA), are members of the High
Value Vegetable Cluster.
Despite the promising return of investments in growing high value vegetables, the cluster has difficulty
in catering to the actual needs of the region. Caraga has a shortage of 23,914.49
metric tons of vegetables, as compared to the region’s actual needs. Thus,
Caraga has to import vegetables from the neighboring regions.
the need for greater produce of high value vegetables, the cluster wants to be recognized as a sustainable producer of safe,
high value and quality vegetables serving domestic and institutional markets through strong partnerships among stakeholders. Its mission is to produce high value and quality vegetables using clean farming practices
through private and government partnerships.
achieve its vision and mission, the cluster has outlined the following strategies:
Establishment of production protocol for high value vegetable production;
Provision of reliable information which will help increase farm productivity and market
Advocacy on the adoption of clean farming technologies;
Establishment of the Caraga Farms, Inc. as the marketing arm of the cluster; and
Acquisition of farm machineries and facilities to support the local vegetable producers