AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 24 (PIA) -- The National Search Committee from the Department of Agriculture (DA) visited Agusan del Sur today, Tuesday, to evaluate the provincial government in the national competition of the top performing rice producing LGU - provincial category, in the DA’s Best Agri Pinoy Rice Achievers Award.
“Although we were badly hit by the floods that occur on the first month of 2011, we are lucky enough to be given much attention and assistance by the Department of Agriculture with Sec. Proceso Alcala himself visiting the province right after the floods,” Deanna Fudalan, acting chief of the Provincial Agiriculture Office said.
Aside from awarding the best provincial rice-producing LGU, commendation will also be given to top performing municipal LGUs, top performer agricultural extension workers and irrigators association.
Agusan del Sur, who grabbed the regional award will vie for the national level, together with the municipality of Trento in the municipal level, Alfredo Gimang, also from Trento, for the Agricultural Extension Worker category, and the Boan Barangay Irrigation Development Association, Inc. Of the municipality of Rosario in the irrigators association.
Ten provinces, who will be chosen, will receive P4 million project grant each, while 50 municipalities in the municipal level will receive P1 million project grant each. On the other hand, the ten irrigators associations will also receive P1 Million project grant each while 500 Agricultural Extension Workers will receive P20,000 each cash awards.
Winners for the contest will be announced before the end of the first quarter of 2012. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)