LIGAO CITY — The Division of Agriculture (DA) has recorded P81,107,222 in agricultural losses in the complete Bicol after the area skilled days of incessant rains introduced by the shear line and low-pressure space from December 18, 2022, to January 23.
“On account of flooding, about 1,621 metric tons in quantity of losses overlaying 5,129 hectares of rice fields with 3,962 farmers have been affected,” Lovella Guarin, DA Bicol data officer, instructed Inquirer in a chat message Tuesday, Jan. 24.
In Catanduanes province, the livestock that drowned because of the floods that have been triggered by the unhealthy climate corresponded to P584,250 in losses, Guarin stated.
She stated affected farmers will obtain “quick help together with rice, corn and vegetable seeds, medicine and biologics for livestock and poultry wants.”
She stated farmers who’re registered with Registry System for Fundamental Sectors in Agriculture and whose farms are insured with Philippine Crop Insurance coverage Company may file for indemnification by submitting their harm report back to their respective Municipal Agriculturist. — Michael B. Jaucian
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