NFA-Isabela sustained its partnership with the Provincial Government of Isabela (PGI) with the recent downloading of P10M by Gov. Faustino "Bojie" Dy III.
In their latest Letter of Intent (LOI), PGI allocated P5M for the CMAPIPULGU/BRO-ASAP/PPP for corn. In addition to the government support price of P12.30/kg for YGN, small farmers included in the masterlist submitted by PGI delivering their corn produce to NFA are entitled to an additional incentive of P3.00/kg or P4,500.00 for 30 bags. BRO-ASAP or the BOJIE-RODITO OPPORTUNITIES – AYUDA SA PRESYO is intended to raise the buying price of their corn produce by P2.50/kg or an increase in income of P3,750.00 for each farmer.
On the other hand, the BRO-PPP or BOJIE-RODITO OPPORTUNITIES – PANTAWID PAMASAHE PROGRAM is aimed at addressing the cost of transporting the farmers' produce to the NFA buying stations at P0.50/kg or an increase in income of P750.00 for each farmer.
NFA-Isabela Provincial Manager Leslie A. Martinez extended the agency’s support to the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela by acting immediately on the requests of for fogging from local schools in Santiago City, Isabela.
Martinez deployed Marcelo Bajet, Marion Gante and John Paul de Belen to administer fogging of classrooms and surroundings of the Sinsayon Elementary School, Batal Elementary School and Santiago North-Central-SPED Center campuses. The team also helped in cutting grasses around the school vicinity.
NFA Cagayan led by Manager Emmanuel L. Villanueva and Asst. Provincial Manager Natividad T. Arugay had been conducting a series of Ugnayan with famers in the different barangays and barrios to keep them updated of the current programs of the food agency.
Provincial Industry Services Officer Perlita Mahor, on the other hand, is also conducting Ugnayan with grains businessmen to keep them informed of the latest policies in the grains business.
Today, the National Food Authority is vested the functions of ensuring the food security of the country and the stability of supply and price of the staple grain-rice. It performs these functions through various activities and strategies, which include procurement of paddy from individual bonafide farmers and their organizations, buffer stocking, processing activities, dispersal of paddy and milled rice to strategic locations and distribution of the staple grain to various marketing outlets at appropriate times of the year.