The Philippine Department of Agriculture will launch a program that would use satellite technology to improve crop insurance in the country.
The program would provide satellite images for farm areas in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Iloilo, and North Cotabato covering 100,000 hectares planted with rice and 40,000 hectares planted with various crops within six months.
Sattelite technology aims to augment the traditional method of gathering information that relies heavily on fieldwork.
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