A Bill Granting Financial Aid to Farmers During Calamities

We've been to different farms in the country and heard their struggles as well as success. According to them, one of their biggest problems are caused by flooding and drought.



Finally, the House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant financial aid to farmers under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in the event of natural calamities.

House Bill 6686 will amend Section 14 of Republic Act No. 9700, or the "Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension With Reforms."

In a statement, the lower chamber said full insurance coverage would be provided to CARP beneficiaries who lost crops to typhoons, flood, drought, earthquake, volcanic eruption, and plant diseases among others.

The insurance covers those who plant rice, corn, sugarcane, coconut and tobacco, as well as those in the aquaculture and livestock industries, and non-crop agricultural assets. The bill mandates the agriculture and agrarian reform departments to include the operation in their agency's programs.

This is a great news for our farmers, their families and the nation. The farmers definitely need aid in times of calamities so they can continuously work and go back to the farm.

1 comments:

Angelie Cuna said...

Proud to be a daughter of a farmer at nakapagtapos ako ng pag aaral ng dahil sa pagsasaka ng mga magulang ko. At naranasan ko din ang magtanim ng palay noong elementary and high school days. Kaya alam ko ang hirap ng mga magsasaka.

 

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