The Philippine Crop Insurance Inc. in Western Visayas has released P423,627 in claims of 79 farmers in Negros Occidental as of last month through the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance, Dina Genzola, senior agriculturist of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said yesterday.
Genzola said the claims covered 115.35 hectares of land damaged by calamities like floods, heavy rains, and pest infestations.
The farmers filed their notice of loss to OPA, which will be forwarded to the agriculturists assigned in their area to evaluate the damage cost and losses, she said.
Course on sugarcane
launched in Neg. Occ.
The Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. launched its first “Sugarcane Farm Technician Course in cooperation with the University of St. LaSalle from Bacolod and the Sugar Regulatory Administration, a press release from SIFI said.
The program is designed to train a batch of young workers who want to become farm technicians with adequate knowledge in sugarcane production.
It aims to reinforce the rural workforce because most young people prefer to take up courses that are out of the farm arena, the press release said.
Over P1.2 million
set for paravets
The Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental is ready to release the P1,289,500 allowance for 861 paraveterinarians for the months of September and October, AzenethDimaandal, paravet coordinator, said yesterday.
Dimaandal said paravets are given a P500 monthly stipend for assisting PVO in implementing its programs and projects in their assigned local government units.
Paravets conduct vaccination, animal monitoring, and deworming in remote barangays, she said.