buffer stock


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buffer stock

An inventory of stored vaccine that allows a nation or an institution to respond quickly to emergent needs. The buffer stock usually consists of a three-month supply of a vaccine.
Synonym: vaccine buffer stock
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For 2018, NFA targets to buy 6 million bags of palay to boost the government's buffer stock and rice distribution requirements.
The NFA is required to have a buffer stock good for at least 15 days during harvest season and a 30-day buffer during the lean months of July to September.
The reserve normally holds an equivalent of the country's monthly consumption to act as a buffer stock in times of serious shortages as the government plans for other measures of increasing supply in the market, mainly through imports.
She recalled how NFA Spokesperson Rebecca Olarte announced that the NFA's buffer stock was down to two days' worth - or roughly 64,000 metric tons at the end of January, its lowest level in ten years, on Feb.
Given its current buying price, Magbanua said the NFA may not be able to beef up its buffer stock through local palay procurement, as the average farm-gate price remains higher than P17 per kg.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Al Ghurair felt that it is vital for the GCC to encourage public-private partnership in building up strategic food reserves and buffer stocks as per capita food consumption in the region is forecast to reach 971.
Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair, Chairman of Al Ghurair Resources, said, his company sees strong growth in food grain business, moving forward, as the Gulf countries are developing buffer stocks as part of their food security programme.
2 million liters per day resulting in a loss of 300 thousand liters per day, but "usually, the buffer stock allows us to deal with such a shortage," Mr.
India has asked the state-run Cotton Corporation to maintain a buffer stock of 1 million bales between June and August, said in a government statement.
The surplus in rattan supply will be kept in a warehouse as a buffer stock to prevent price instability.
The two firms, however, decided to use drug product from the commercial-scale production line, which covers the estimated demand for clinical trial material at all sites globally and allows for additional buffer stock.
8 February 2010 - Norwegian solar energy group Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (OSL: REC), or REC, said on Monday its wafer production continued as normal using buffer stock of slurry, and was not affected by the fire at the plant of a supplier last week.