Purpose of the national strategic food reserve:
- Ensure a reliable supply of designated agricultural commodities for the country
- Meet local shortfalls in the supply of a designated agricultural commodity
- Meet such other food emergencies caused by draught or flood, or by such other natural disaster, as may be declared by the President
- Correct problems relating to the supply of designated agricultural commodities which result from manipulation of prices or monopolistic trading practices
Standards and Quality
The Standards and Quality Unit spearheads the promotion and use of approved standards of weighing and grading for designated agricultural commodities in accordance with the Weights and Measures Act and the Standards Act.