CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – The Department of Agriculture Rice Program honored 61 outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) and 10 outstanding Local Farmer Technicians (LFTs) from the three big regions of Southern Luzon – CALABARZON (Region 4A), MIMAROPA (Region 4B) and Bicol (Region 5), during the Rice Achievers Awarding Ceremony held at Ferrarin Hills Resort here on August 8, 2017. The awarding was hosted by DA MIMAROPA.
The annual Rice Achievers Awards which started in 2011 aims to recognize the significant contributions of the Local Government Units (LGUs), agricultural extension workers and other stakeholders in the rice industry in achieving food sufficiency in the country.
This year, Bicol region has the biggest number of awardees in the South Luzon cluster with 27 AEWs and five LFTs, while CALABARZON has 10 outstanding AEWs and one LFT, and MIMAROPA has 24 AEWs and 4 LFTs. Each awardee received P20,000 cash prize and plaque.