Urbanization triggers relocation of NFA warehouses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Jul) – Urbanization has triggered the
National Food Authority to relocate at least a tenth of its active
warehouses to actual production areas, an official of the National
Food Authority said.

NFA Administrator Jesus Navarro said they have to move the warehouses
where the current production areas are located. He said at least 30
years after the warehouses were built, their location has to be
reassessed.

Navarro told reporters at a press conference in the sidelines of the
Fifth National Grains Postproduction Conference that the warehouses
were located in areas considered as production areas in the past but
are now highly urbanized.Navarro illustrated that the post harvest facility run by the NFA in
General Santos City, for example, is located now in front of a mall.

He said many of the warehouses are located near subdivisions, where
complaints from residents against noise and other hazards of their
operations. He said the complaints have affected post harvest
activities inside the warehouses.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap earlier announced to conference
participants the relocation of some warehouses into satellite
warehouses in rural areas producing rice for accessibility.

Read the rest of the report on MindaNews.com.

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