The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), continued to distribute cash assistance to small rice farmers during the CoVid-19 pandemic, paying out a total of P993.15 Million to 198,630 farmer-beneficiaries.
The one-time financial assistance of P5,000 each is granted to rice farmers tilling farms with areas of 0.5 to two (2) hectares under the DA’s Rice Farmer Financial Assistance (RFFA) program, and those tilling farms one (1) hectare or less, under the DA’s Financial Subsidy to Rice Farmers (FSRF) initiative.
As of May 13, 2020, a total of 107,463 RFFA and 91,167 FSRF farmer-beneficiaries received their cash grants amounting to P537.315Million for RFFA and P455.835 Million for FSRF.
The distribution of cash assistance under the RFFA and FSRF is expected to continue until June.
LANDBANK has partnered with various national government agencies for the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the national government in support of the implementation of Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” to combat the CoVid-19 pandemic.
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