LOOK: A total of 35 head of dairy cattle subject for insurance coverage were inspected by the National Dairy Authority- Southern Mindanao Department (NDA-SMD) and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Region XI last February 1-2, 2022 in Davao City, Davao del Sur and Malungon, Sarangani Province.
Of the said animals inspected for insurance purposes, 30 head of dairy cattle were bought from local dairy farmers under the NDA’s Buy Back Program while the rest were received as animal repayment through the Payment-in-Kind scheme. These dairy animals, in turn, will be distributed to existing and new dairy farmers who will serve as future sources of dairy animals in the region.
Through this partnership between the NDA and PCIC, dairy farmers are provided with insurance protection against eventual loss of their animals due to diseases, accidents and other risks.