LA UNION – The Department of Agriculture is set to release P50 million under the Quick Response Fund (QRF) to rehabilitate areas in Ilocos region devastated by TS Maring.

This is apart from the P80.8M worth of buffer stock from the DA Ilocos region ready to be distributed to typhoon-affected farmers.

Said amount covers the provision of hybrid and certified rice seeds, corn seeds, fertilizers, and livestock livelihood assistance (chicken, goat and cattle), drugs and biologics, plus feeds.

As of writing, the total estimated damages in the agriculture and fishery sector climbed to P1.516 billion with crops recording the highest losses of 63,430 MT amounting to P1.164 billion due to intense rain and flooding. Palay incurred the highest loss share of 96.55%.

For the livestock sector, initial damage was recorded at P76.9 million, P133.8 million for the fisheries sector, and P140.6 million in infrastructure (irrigation systems).

DA-RFO I team consist of Field Operations Division and PMED staffs, in coordination with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) are conducting Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) activity to further assess actual damages on field and be able to provide appropriate interventions.###

📸 DA-RFO 1 Field Operations Division


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