Mountain Province is assured of a stable supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA), commercial rice and local production from the area.
NFA provincial office’s data show that the province consumes an average of 1,460 bags of rice daily or more than 500,000 bags annually.
Elmer Enaje, NFA provincial economist, said their office can provide the monthly allocation of 43,000 bags of rice as food security for the province, in addition to the continuous inflow of commercial rice from Regions 1 and 2.
He said the rice supply stored in warehouses in Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya provinces can be hauled to the province to replenish the Bontoc warehouse anytime there is a shortage.
NFA data showed that of the total rice consumption of the province, about 50 percent is composed of commercial rice, and 13 percent NFA rice, while the remaining 37 percent comes from local production.