The Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Agriculture have joined hands in a massive enrollment of agrarian reform beneficiaries to the registry system for basic sector in agriculture.
They have agreed to "advise their own field offices to strengthen their collaboration for the massive enrollment of farmer-beneficiaries to DA's database system on basic information of farmers and farm parcels through identification, application, enrollment and field validation," Undersecretary for Support Services Office Emily Padilla said.
The farmers' enrollment to the registry system for basic sector in agriculture would enable them to avail themselves of government aid, such as those being offered by the Philippine Crop Insurance Assistance and Rice Competitive Enhancement Fund.
She cited the initiative of DA for conferring with and requesting the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. to consider the officially submitted list of agrarian reform beneficiaries in its insurance coverage while the system upgrading for the registry system for basic sector in agriculture is being completed.
DAR's regional directors have already been instructed to pursue vigorously the registration within their areas, taking into consideration the precautionary measures being undertaken against the contagious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Padilla said.