March 2, 2011
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has filed a resolution seeking a review of programs and policies of the National Food Authority on rice in keeping up with the country’s increasing population, surging food prices and rising cost of agricultural inputs.
“The NFA is an intergral part of our goal in attaining complete self-sufficiency. It is currently struggling with staggering debts and regulating food in the country. With this review we ought to be able to institute needed reforms to help out the NFA,” said Pangilinan.
He said Senate Resolution 393 was borne out of the brainstorming sessions in last month’s agricultural summit wherein major players in the agricultural and fisheries sector gathered to address various issues hounding the sector.Agriculture and Fisheries 2025’s (AF2025) main goal was to craft a long term vision for the sector.