TABUK CITY, Kalinga– According to City Agriculturist Nobleto Sagun, 6,910 Tabuk rice farmers who are all enrolled in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and listed in the Farmer-Fisherfolk Database of DA have been identified as beneficiaries of the RCEF-RFFA.
Of this number of qualified beneficiaries,2,809 already received said subsidy last September 1-2 of this year, while the remaining 2,604 individuals begun to get the cash assistance from November 3-4, Sagun explained.
Michelle Lumas-i, an agriculturalist, added that only people with land holdings smaller than two hectares are eligible for the assistance.
The assistance, according to her, is meant to benefit rice farmers who have been affected by the implementation of RA 11203 (Rice Tarriffication Law), which led to a drop in the price of palay across the nation.
The Office for City Agricultural Services (OfCAS) reminds the recipients to use the money on “abono” or other agricultural inputs for their farm lots.
To take advantage of the national government’s initiatives and services through the DA, the OfCAS is also urging all farmers to register under the RSBSA.