The National Tobacco Administration convened the Farmers Pre-Tripartite Consultative Conference 2023 at the Provincial Farmers Livelihood Development Center.

This was conducted to evaluate the cost of production of unprocessed tobacco leaves namely virginia, burley and native.

The conference brought together tobacco farmers and National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Associations and Cooperatives (NAFTAC) leaders from Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.

It was attended by Governor Jerry Singson represented by Provincial Administrator Marlon Tagorda, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Efren Rafanan, NAFTAC National President Belinda Sanchez and DA NTA-Oversight Official Undersecretary Deogracias Victor “DV” Savellano.