NFA assures stable rice supply in Mt. Province

>> Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By  Andrew Doga-ong

BONTOC, Mountain Province -- The National Food Authority provincial office said it has sufficient rice supply for provincial consumers.
Giving updates to government employees, NFA provincial economist Elmer Enaje said there is stable rice supply as their office is allocated 43,000 bags of rice monthly as food security for the province.
Enaje said of the 43,000 bags, 12,000 bags are maintained at the Bontoc bodega while the remaining stocks are stored in warehouses in Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya that can be hauled to the province to replenish whatever stocks disposed at the Bontocbodega.
Enaje said aside from the government rice, there is continuous inflow of commercial rice  with  the good roads leading to and from the province. Commercial rice  is  sourced from Region I or  Region 2.
NFA data showed that of the total rice consumption of the province, about 50 percent are commercial rice, 13 percent are NFA rice while the remaining 37 percent comes from local production.
The same data show that people of the province consume an average of 1,460 bags of rice daily.  – Andrew Dogaong


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