TARLAC CITY, March 21 (PIA) -- About 60 farmers recently attended an Orientation on the Free Crop Insurance which was conducted by the Office of the City Agriculturist in partnership with Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).

The orientation is part of the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) Free Insurance program of the PCIC which has an initial target of 4,000 enrollees.

“RSBSA is an insurance program for all subsistence farmers that serve as a valuable tool for the integrated government archive in the agriculture and fisheries sector,” PCIC Officer-in-Charge Olivia Velasquez said.

“Free crop insurance is for the agricultural producers, including farmers, ranchers, and others to protect themselves against either the loss of their crops due to natural disasters, such as hail, drought, and floods, or the loss of revenue due to declines in the prices of agricultural commodities,” Velasquez stressed.

A masterlist, provided by the different national and local agricultural government departments, is used by the corporation in determining the farmers who are eligible for the program. (CLJD/CJVF-PIA 3)