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Out of 19,253 target beneficiaries from Aklan province, some 448 rice farmers of Kalibo had already received cash subsidy from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas through the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), May 7.

Under the DA’s Financial Subsidy to Rice Farmers (FSRF), rice farmers tilling one hectare and below rice land could avail of the P5,000 cash assistance.

In collaboration with LBP and the provincial government, the DA intends to support farmers in coping with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on their livelihood and economic activities through FSRF.

DA is set to complete the distribution within May.

To avail of the cash assistance, farmers have to be listed in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture.### via Ron Salaver/ Farmcaster, Province of Aklan