NFA pushes for modernization of facilities
National Food Authority Administrator (NFA) Jason Laureano Y. Aquino is now pushing for the modernization of the agency’s facilities as part of the strategies to boost its operations moving forward.
In a statement, Aquino cited the need for modernization of NFA facilities as the agency’s priority area in spite of the present fiscal situation of the agency.
“We will repair and upgrade milling facilities of surplus areas through cost-benefit or cost-effective analysis of milling sales. We will put up truckscales in priority areas and upgrade post-harvest facilities such as dryers and ricemills,” Aquino explained.
Aquino said this as the agency holds a four-day planning workshop to discuss the NFA’s thrusts and directions for 2018 to 2019.
According to him, he is confident that the planning will form realistic and effective policies and strategies on NFA’s grains marketing and operating procedures in the next two years.
“While we plan, we think about the needs of our farmers, our grains businessmen, our consumers because they are the reasons for our existence. We think about the end result of all our efforts – that is, to make NFA an efficient and effective provider of the country’s staple food. Let us work together and be motivated by one common goal – to be guardian of food security – an instrument of national security,” Aquino further said.