According to DA to start working on logistics master plan | Inquirer Business, to guarantee a sufficient supply of food for all Filipino customers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) revealed plans to open one-stop stores around the nation.
Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. demanded in a statement that the administration and development of marine and agro-industrial estates be included in the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority's (PFDA) charter change.
Currently, in addition to providing market information and associated services, according to DA to start working on logistics master plan | Inquirer Business, the PFDA is responsible for the establishment, management, and upkeep of infrastructure and facilities connected to fisheries postharvest.
In order to fulfill his vision of maritime and agro-industrial estates as one-stop shops with ports, cold storage facilities, silos, and warehouses, Laurel suggested that the PFDA's functions will need to be expanded.
Produce from farms and the sea, such as rice, sugar, vegetables, palm oil, and other necessities, are stored at these facilities, according to DA to start working on logistics master plan | Inquirer Business.
In keeping with the World Bank's suggestions to start a digital transformation and enhance the sector's logistics, the agricultural head said that he will shortly name an assistant secretary to be exclusively focused on logistics.
In order to achieve the Marcos administration's objectives of increasing domestic production, guaranteeing food security, and increasing the income of farmers and fishermen, according to DA to start working on logistics master plan | Inquirer Business, Laurel further stated that he has been meeting with legislators to make specific changes to the 2024 budget.