NFA assures enough fund for palay procurement

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz– The National Food Authority (NFA) assured farmers that it has sufficient fund for palay procurement.

Capiz NFA Officer-in-Charge Herrielle Jumagbas said they have adequate fund to buy the palay produce of farmers in Capiz.

Jumagbas urged the farmers to sell their produce to the NFA especially with the very low buying price of private traders.

The NFA officials said their warehouses in Bolo, Roxas City as well as in Santa Cruz, Dumalag and in Mangoso in Sigma town are open to buy the produce of farmers.

Starting Sept 13, 2019, NFA is purchasing clean and dry palay at P19 per kilogram sans additional incentive for drying, delivery and cooperative perks.

She added that should farmers need to dry their palay to meet the 14 percent moisture content required by the food agency, they can use the NFA’s mechanical dryer for a very minimal fee.

Jumagbas also said that they can deploy a mobile procurement team in the municipalities if there is a request for it.

“We will accommodate the palay harvest of our farmers as we do not have a limit as to the number of bags for the province to procure,” she said.

Record from NFA Capiz showed that it has already procured a total of 47,228 bags of clean and dry palay from January 1 to September 13. (PIA-Capiz)