PIA Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2012
Rice, vegetable supply in Caraga sufficient despite typhoons in 2011 – DAby Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA) -– Despite the series of typhoons that hit Caraga Region in 2011, rice and vegetable supply is still sufficient.
According to Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Information Officer Rebecca Atega, based on the assessment of the National Food Authority (NFA), rice and vegetable supply in the region are still sufficient this year.
“Naa ta’y close coordination sa NFA when it comes sa supply sa bugas… So aduna ta’y giingon nga certain percentage nga proper stocks,” Atega said.
(We have close coordination with NFA when it comes to rice supply. So, we have what we call a certain percentage of proper stocks.)
Further, Atega said if other region will get supply from NFA here, they have to see to it that there are still available stocks for the people in Caraga Region.
“So, bisan pa og magkuha ang ubang region halimbawa ang Cagayan de Oro nga mao ang pinakaduol nato nga region, dili gyud ta magpahurot og paghatag ngadto sa ilaha kay para man kana sa atong populasyon dinhi sa Caraga Region,” Atega said.
(So, even other regions will get their supply from us, say for example in Cagayan de Oro which is the nearest region here, we have to see to it that there are still available stocks intended for the consuming public in Caraga Region.)
The official said DA has been coordinating with NFA in monitoring the rice and other agricultural products in the region. (PIA-Caraga)