Indigenous vegetables are part of traditional Filipino food preparations. They are low-cost, nutritious, and prominent in home gardens and traditional farming systems. However, they are heavily underutilized despite their recognized importance. Some of the reasons include lack of planting materials; lack of information on use, benefits and production; the preferential emphasis on high-value vegetables; and the low preference of some consumers to indigenous vegetables.
This initiative aims to address the lack of information materials on indigenous vegetables in the Philippines and raise the awareness of Filipinos on the benefits of the indigenous vegetables.