PCIC Regional Office II launched the Subsidized Agricultural Insurance Program for Priority Provinces (SAIP-PP) in various parts of Eastern Cordillera Administrative Region (ECAR). The launching of SAIP-PP was held in the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga and Ifugao on April 10, April 15 and May 14, 2014, respectively.
The SAIP-PP is a special program of the national government for Priority Provinces which aims to provide free agricultural insurance coverage to Rice, Corn, HVCC, NCI and Livestock farmers listed in the Registry System of Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA). The implementation of the said program is in collaboration with the Local Government Units (LGUs), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and other partner-agencies/organizations in the three provinces.
In order to provide easy access to agricultural insurance services by farmer beneficiaries, PCIC RO II has established Provincial Extension Offices (PEOs) in each of the three provinces in ECAR.