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The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I is now offering a non-cash incentive for rice farmers in region 1 who will deliver their palay to the National Food Authority.

It is a new scheme crafted by DA and NFA on March 12, 2019, to support the NFA with its new mandate in establishing buffer stocks through buying palay from local farmers and in increasing their palay procurement performance. At the same time, it will strengthen farmers in the region in becoming more competitive and productive amidst the possible effect of Rice Tariffication Law.

Aside from the additional incentive from NFA, farmers’ cooperatives and organizations will receive machinery, equipment and facilities base on the volume of palay they will deliver to any NFA buying stations in the region.

However, farmers’ coop and organizations who opt to avail of the program must comply with the guidelines formulated by DA-NFA.

The non-cash incentive strategy of DA takes effect this March until the end of the year.

(See photos for the list of NFA buying stations and for more details regarding the program.)

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