Meet the Administrator
EDGARDO DISINI ZARAGOZA: NTA's Administrator of Reforms
|Barely a year into office as administrator of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA), Edgardo Disini Zaragoza has already instituted meaningful reforms in the country's 24-year old tobacco regulatory agency.
These reforms, although difficult to quantify in terms of tobacco quantity and quality, directly impact on the economic conditions and quality of life of farmers consistent with NTA's mandate.
For one, the agency has set higher floor prices for various types of tobacco being sold to leaf traders beginning crop season 2011. This would result in a more standardized and reasonable pricing for tobacco products, and thereby leading to more profits directly enjoyed by the farmers.