PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012
Rice sufficient until June in Camarines Norte - NFAby Rosalita Base-Manlangit
DAET, Camarines Norte, Jan 6 (PIA) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office here assures that there is sufficient supply of rice that will last until June this year despite typhoons and rainy conditions during the last quarter last year and early days this year.
NFA Camarines Norte provincial manager Jose Danilo Nieves said that there are 102,400 bags of palay and 27,000 bags of rice in their warehouses that will last until the middle of this year.
He said that the target consumption for the first semester is only 77,000 bags of rice and there are farmers who are regularly selling their palay during harvest season.
The NFA bought the palay at P17 per kilo with incentives to farmers who are members of organizations in the province.
NFA rice cost P27 per kilo and available at the bigasang bayan in the markets, tindahan natin, and in some parish churches.
They also continue their monitoring in the price of rice in the all the markets here to ensure that no increase in the price of rice in the province. (MAL/RBM, PIA Camarines Norte)