NFA receives mechanical dryers from DA
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that in support of the palay procurement program of National Food Authority (NFA), it has turned over two mechanical dryers to be set up in the latter’s warehouses in Region 6.
The mechanical dryers may be used for free by farmers provided they sell part of their palay produce to the NFA. The farmers will also receive additional drying incentives of P0.20 per kilo.
Each mechanical dryer has 120 bags capacity per batch, complete with prime mover, three-phase generating set and all attachments.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said farmer cooperatives and associations that sell at least 2,000 metric tons of palay to NFA will be granted farm machinery and equipment as another incentive.
Aside from this, the cooperatives or farmer associations who bring their palay produce to NFA will also be given priority to avail the low-interest bearing Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA).
This is a loan program being provided by the DA to qualified farmer cooperatives and farmer associations.