The National Food Authority (NFA)-Capiz Branch Office is eyeing to buy 520,000 bags of clean and dry palay from farmers in Aklan and Capiz provinces as part of its palay procurement program for this year.
Farmers may sell their palay at the buying stations located at the NFA warehouses in Brgy. Bolo, Roxas City, Brgy. Sta. Cruz in Dumalag town, Brgy. Mangoso in Sigma town as well as in Aklan Grains Center in Brgy. Linabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan.
“NFA still procures clean and dry palay with 14 percent moisture content and 95 to 100 percent purity at P19 per kilogram,” said Salve Mae Agustin, NFA Capiz Branch Office acting public information officer.
For individual and farmers groups, cooperatives or associations that wish to sell their palay to NFA, they are required to present a farmer’s passbook which can be secured for free at NFA Capiz office in Bolo, Roxas.
The NFA’s resumption on palay procurement following the merger of NFA Capiz and Aklan provincial offices, now known as Capiz Branch Office, which is led by Acting Branch Manager Glenda Gonzales-Paz.
Palay procurement in preparation for calamities and emergencies is NFA’s new mandate under the Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. PIA Capiz/NFA Capiz photo