National Food Authority Bataan employees headed by Provincial Manager Antonio A. Puno, together with former NFA PM Adelaida C. Nuestro, attended the 2019 Summit for Farmers and Fishermen last October 21 in Orani. Heads of other government agencies were also present.
Launched in 2018, the Summit aims to help and empower our farmers and fishermen and support them in solving the existing problem in the field of Agriculture and Fisheries.
One of the highlights of the event is a film showing featuring Cong. Geraldine Roman as she states the issues and concerns in Agriculture that need further solution. During the summit, inquiries regarding NFA’s Palay Procurement were raised. PM Puno made some clarifications regarding the agency’s procurement process. PM Puno explained that NFA does not only buy clean and dry palay but also accepts wet palay subject to the agency’s drying capacity. He also encouraged farmers to dry their produce first before to selling them to NFA for a better price.