NTA receives recognition award for ISO certification

THE National Tobacco Administration was awarded Certificate of Recognition by the Govern-ment Quality Management Committee (GQMC) for successfully attaining ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS), during the 4th Recognition Ceremony, graced by Vice President Maria Leonora Robredo, held at the LBP Auditorium, LBP Building in Malate, Manila on November 10. [full story]


NTA resolute in its commitment to quality tobacco production

FARMERS who produce good quality tobacco expect a ready market at favorable prices.

This has been a consistent reminder by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) for every cropping season, which usually runs from as early as September to late April the next year. [full story]


LGUs aid tobacco growers with proceeds from RA 8240

THE different Local Government Units (LGUs) in the province have allotted the biggest portion of their total shares from the collection of excise taxes on locally manufactured cigarettes, pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 8240, as amended by RA 10351, for the benefit of their tobacco farmers.

Among the projects implemented amounting to P87,236,610 were programs that will provide inputs, training and other support to tobacco farmers; [full story]


NTA technical papers presented in commodity review
THE Farm Technology and Services Department (FTSD) of the National Tobacco Administration presented three technical papers in the 2016 Commodity Review on rice and rice-based farming systems and tobacco on September 6. The papers were presented along with 12 others from the different member agencies of the Ilocos Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARRDEC) in Batac City.   [full story]

Series of audits, inspections at AgriPinoy facility

OFFICERS from the Food & Drug Adminstration (FDA) Regional Office I, San Fernando, La Union, conducted a quality inspection audit last October 27 relative to the Application for License to Operate (LTO) of the Meat Processing Plant of the NTA AgriPinoy Tobacco Farmers Food Processing and Trading Center in Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. [full story]


LGU's Update: First Tobacco Farmers Summit in Misamis Oriental

THE local government of Laguin-dingan, Misamis Oriental, the top producer of native tobacco in Mindanao, conducted its first Tobacco Farmers' Summit held at the town's gymnasium on December 21.
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Resilience and hardwork spell positive gains for this tobacco grower

RECENTLY, for some farmers in Abra, the process of planting tobacco has been a matter of anticipating the drought.

With the early planting schedule, the farmers will benefit from the remaining moisture of the soil and avoid the effect of the extreme dry month during the harvest season.

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