Issue of November 5, 2017

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CAR LGUs, groups, workers named organic agri achievers
by Leny Mendoza

The Cordillera bagged six awards during the National Organic Agriculture Achievers Award (NOAAA) held in Cagayan de Oro City recently.

The winners are Catherine V. Buenaventura of Ifugao as Outstanding Provincial Focal Person, Rowena A. Gonnay of Kalinga Province as Outstanding Agricultural Extension Worker, Rogel A. Marsan and family of Benguet as Outstanding Farming Family, La Trinidad Organic Practitioners Multipurpose Cooperative of Benguet (LaTOP MPC) as Outstanding Small Farmers Group; Itogon, Benguet as Outstanding Municipality; and Ifugao as Outstanding Province.

Buenaventura received a plaque of recognition and a check for P50,000; Gonnay also received a plaque and a check for P30,000; and the Marsan family received a plaque and P300,000.

LaTOP MPC was awarded with a plaque and P500,000; Itogon received a plaque and P1,000,000; and Ifugao received a plaque and a check for P3,000,000.

The Department of Agriculture Cordillera through its Organic Agriculture Program showed its continuing support to the implementation of Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act.

Through the provision of projects and programs of the DA’s Regional Organic Agriculture Program, Sec. Emmanuel Piñol said that the agency will continue its battle in promoting sustainable organic agriculture in the country.

He highlighted the role of organic farming in hastening people’s advance towards a healthier and more bountiful farming system and in promoting and sustaining our nation’s natural biodiversity.

The awarding ceremony of the NOAAA 2017 was held in Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City last Oct. 24.

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