DA, NIA, AND DTI SIGN MOU ON INTEGRATED RICE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

February 5, 2024, 1:06 PM

NIA Central Office – The efficient rice supply chain and development of a business-to-business (B2B) online market platform for rice are now more feasible with the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain Development Program on February 2, 2024 at NIA Matikas Multipurpose Hall.

The participants for the MOU Signing were DA Chief of Staff Atty. Alvin John Balagbag, NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen, and DTI Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual. Serving as witnesses were Digital Philippines Undersecretary Mary Jean T. Pacheco and NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Engr. Robert C. Suguitan. NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr., NCIA President Remy Albano, Department and Division Managers, and employees were present in the event.

In line with the realization of food sufficiency thrust of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and the Three-Year Food Logistics Action Agenda of DA, DOTr, DPWH, and DILG, the MOU aims to create alternative market access for rice buyers and sellers. It targets to enhance the income of rice farmers through more efficient market and supply chain arrangement, to promote proper rice branding and classification, and to facilitate cooperation in production, marketing, sales, and domestic rice distribution in the market.

DA, NIA, and DTI commit to share resources such as but not limited to data sharing, research, technical expertise, and access to respective networks and stakeholders. They will actively engage and collaborate with rice farmers, cooperatives, LGUs, and other stakeholders to ensure the effective and widespread adoption of the project.

With the signing of this MOU, NIA remains confident that the country would increase the marketability of rice products while ensuring greater income for the Filipino farmers.

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Ceremonial Signing of MOU on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain Development Program

From left to right: DTI Digital Philippines Undersecretary Pacheco, DA Chief of Staff Atty. Balagbag, DTI Secretary Pascual, NIA Administrator Guillen, and NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Suguitan

NIA Administrator Guillen signs the MOU on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain Development Program.

DTI Digital Philippines Undersecretary Pacheco, DA Chief of Staff Atty. Balagbag, DTI Secretary Pascual, NIA Administrator Guillen, and NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Suguitan during the Ceremonial Signing of MOU on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain Development Program

NIA Administrator Guillen delivers his message.

DTI Secretary Pascual delivers his message.

The officials and representatives from DA, DTI, and NIA during the Ceremonial Signing of MOU on Integrated Rice Supply Chain Management