The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will be offering crop insurance program to farmers’ groups in Agusan del Norte. Some 300 farmer-beneficiaries consisted of cooperative officers, admin staff and members of nine agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Agusan del Norte participated in DAR’s orientation and training on “Risk Mitigation and Management for Agricultural Investment and Crop Insurance Education.
Through a partnership with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) the farmer-beneficiaries were informed on the low-cost crop-insurance packages with an array of benefits. DAR-PCIC point person Luningning Buque-Ycoy said the activity aims to make farmer-groups understand the crop insurance program of the government and encourage them to insure their crops to avoid losses brought by natural calamities, pest and diseases, and climate change. (Ellalyn B. De Vera)