Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 19 July 2018 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << July 2018 >> 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Palay procurement, production stable in Pangasinan

PANGASINAN (3 April) -- INSOFAR as rice procurement by the National Food Authority (NFA) in western Pangasinan is concerned, that part of the province is well served by the government's palay-buying program, and farmers as end-beneficiaries of the NFA price-subsidy program are all the more economically better off now.

Assistant Manager Cecilia Concubierta of Western Pangasinan branch said that while her area is categorized as "less critical" (more consumption that production) under the agency's categorization, procurement has been very stable. The branch has procured a total 81,713 bags of palay in 2006, or 58 percent of the target 140,000 bags. Such factors as the relatively high ex-farm prices, from P10.58 per kilogram to P12.21/kg or an average of P11.50 /kg, and the aggressive buying stance of traders and businessmen from outside the province due to strong palay demand affected the procurement program of the branch.

Concubierta noted however that such high ex-farm prices eventually benefited the farmers as they realized more income from their produce. Western Pangasinan, she said, is basically more of a consumption area, while eastern Pangasinan which is being served by the NFA branch in Binalonan town is basically a rice production area. She said that the branch has a better-than-average procurement rate in Malasiqui town and the cities of Alaminos and San Carlos. The warehouses in these areas have always registered stable procurement with the farmer-sellers fully availing of the price incentives especially during the lean months when not too many commercial palay buyers and traders are buying their produce.

In the case of eastern Pangasinan, where irrigation facilities and systems are comparably extensive, it is considered by NFA as a "surplus area" (production is much more than consumption), and farmers in the area do not have much problem with production. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Search for outstanding employer, employee in private sector launched
»Tamper-proof i-cards to replace ACR-BI
»PGMA urges pols to spare Holy week
»New Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao hailed
»Feature: Sports broadcaster joins SCOOP-Davao board
»Komentaryo: Paalala ng Comelec sa mga Kandidato
»Foreign ratings to country's economy expected to improve from stable to positive
»Commentary: Playing a bigger role in the economic and social deliverance of the people
»PGMA bares "Mas Para sa Kidz Mo" slogan of Team Unity
»Cebuano News: Pag-usbaw sa foreign investments kinahanglan ipantay sa pagsaka usab sa domestic investments - Bunye
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines