DAR, PCIC to provide crop insurance protection to Surigao Sur ARBs

piaSURIGAO DEL SUR, Jan. 9 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here has partnered with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) to provide a crop insurance protection to around 1,827 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of this province.

The protection plan is contained in the joint program called the “Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries-Agricultural Insurance Program (ARB-AIP).”

The partnership aims to promote security and stability not only on the lives of the ARBs but as well as on their “fruits of labor” that came from the awarded agricultural lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). It also caters to the economic activities of the farmers and a continued initiative of the department in extending support services to the beneficiaries.

Moreover, the top management had aligned with PCIC to avail an insurance that will protect the high valued crops and livestock of the farmers in times of natural calamity or if damage will occur and at the same time a life insurance of the farmers. Thereby, the production cost spent by the farmers and their products will not be wasted.

It was learned that there are ARBs particularly in the municipalities of Carmen and Madrid whose crops were affected by a plant disease and rat infestation. Right then, PCIC agreed to pay the prescribe amount to the affected farmers.

This program is 100 percent subsidized by the national government thru the Department of Agrarian Reform for a period of one year and in accordance with the poverty alleviation agenda of the present administration. (NGBT/Myra Yu-DAR-SDS/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1741389233478