We shall be focusing our procurement operations on the 35 provinces across the country with surplus production recognized through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA),” Escarez stated.
The NFA has 337 buying stations operated by 87 provincial and 15 nearby places of work.
In the past 12 months, the NFA has trusted cheaper imported rice to replenish its buffer shares since it could not compete with non-public millers and traders in the local marketplace.
The NFA became created to protect the hobbies of rice producers and customers. Its two primary mandates are to stabilize the rate of rice and to make sure meals security.