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DA9 salutes seven Agri achievers in Zampen


As the Department of Agriculture celebrates the Feast of Saint Isidore, the Patron Saint every May 15, the department also recognizes and awards  farmers, fisherfolk and agriculture-related organizations within the month of May.

For the calendar year 2010-2011, Region 9 has seven Outstanding Farmers and Farmer-related organization who won the Regional Gawad Saka Award.  The seven bested their fellow farmers contending for the different categories from the different towns, cities and provinces of the region.

They are:  1) Elmer Soposo as Outstanding Rice Farmer from Sudlon, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, 2) Maria, Dolores Dizon – Outstanding Corn Farmer from Bolong, Zamboanga City, 3) Larry Lomosad – Outstanding High Value Crops of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, 4) Jolly Degracia – Outstanding Small Animal Raiser of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay, 5) Dulian Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of Dulian, Zamboanga City, 6) Monteverde 4-H Club – Outstanding Young Farmer Organization of Culianan, Zamboanga City and 7)Rebokon Barangay Food Terminal –Outstanding Barangay Food Terminal.

As prized farmer-achievers, DA 9 gave them a fitting recognition and award as highlight of the Regional Farm Family Forum last May 9 and 10 at Casa Emsa, Pagadian City.

Each of them received Plaque of Recognition and P15,000 cash prize personally handed by DA9 Regional Executive Director Carlos B. Mendoza.  The seven regional winners will be the entry of DA 9 to compete with the regional winners in 17 regions for the Gawad Saka Awards in the national level.
Director Mendoza congratulated the awardees and saluted their exemplary contribution to the food production and sufficiency from which have increased their income.

Mendoza cited the objective of Agri-pinoy that aims to promote active participation among farmers, NGOS, Private Sector, and LGUs for agriculture development.

He said that under Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, DA recognizes the importance of fostering partnerships and collaborative undertakings from organizations and institutions outside the government.

The awarding ceremony was witnessed by the different Rural Based Organizations (RBOs ) such as Farmers Associations, Rural Improvement Clubs (RICs) and the 4-H or the youth farming-related clubs from municipalities, cities and provinces in Region 9, whose members also vied to be the regional winners in different 4H club competitions.

Governor Antonio H. Cerilles, who was invited as honored speaker for the occasion was represented by Board Member Miguelito Ocapan, the chair of Agriculture committee at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

The Gawad Saka  is an annual search for outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries who represent the various stakeholders of the community-farmers, fisherfolk, farm communities, scientists and organizations as well as DA and local government employees.

The Gawad Search boost for sustainable agriculture that addresses environmental, economic  and health concerns.  It aims to showcase the outstanding achievements and performances of small farmers and fishermen in transforming themselves from a marginal farmer and traditional producer of farm products into becoming entrepreneurs and key players in food sufficiency drive of the country.

Each year, Zamboanga Peninsula region always produce National Gawad Saka Winners.  For 2010-2011, a dairy farmer Leonora Jukni of Danlugan, Pagadian City brought honor to the region as the Outstanding Large Animal Raiser in the country.   Awaiting for the awarding ceremony at Malacañang, she is entitled to receive a cash prize of P100,000, a presidential trophy and a presidential citation.

By Remai S. Alejado/da9

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