Date Published:
Apr 06, 2017
Category:
Discussion Papers
Focus Area(s):
Code:
DP 2017-03

There are many and varied government programs that target the agriculture and fisheries sector, especially the poor. For more efficient and streamlined program targeting, the Aquino administration has initiated the creation of the Registry Service for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), a list of farmers, farm workers, and fisherfolk in the 75 provinces of the country excluding the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the National Capital Region. This is currently used by the Department of Budget and Management to target beneficiaries of various government agencies implementing agricultural support programs, and as a basis for issuing allocated budgets for these programs. This paper finds that there are legitimate agricultural producers that are excluded from the list, leakages, difficulty of the registry to be linked with other government databases, and unclear operational definition of farmer. But despite its shortcomings, the authors find that the RSBSA is useful as a targeting tool; the list just needs to be validated and regularly updated.

Citations

This publication has been cited 4 times

In other Publications
  1. Briones, Roehlano M. 2017. Characterization of agricultural workers in the Philippines. Working Papers id:12308. eSocialSciences.
  2. Briones, Roehlano M. 2017. Characterization of agricultural workers in the Philippines. Discussion Papers DP 2017-31. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
In the Media
  1. Cai Ordinario. 2017. Many farmers failed to get govt aid due to unreliable data–PIDS. Business Mirror.
  2. Czeriza Valencia. 2017. PIDS pushes review of agri registry system. Philippine Star.


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