3 Bukidnon farmers win ‘Gawad Saka’ in Region 10

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/07 December) Three farmers from
Bukidnon who practiced integrated farming won in the regional selection for the Department of Agriculture’s ‘Gawad Saka,’ according to the Provincial Agriculture Office.

Amelita Siberia, PAO administrative officer, said Ernesto Leonar of
Maligaya, Malaybalay City;
Emmanuel Patricio of Managok, Malaybalay City, and Siegfred Balaki of
La Fortuna, Impasug-ong town are the winners of the annual agriculture
best practice award from the province.

Leonar won for the small animal raising project; Patricio for rice and
fish integrated farm; and Balaki for High Value Commercial Development
Crop.
Siberia said the three farmers received the award from agriculture
officials in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday.

Last year, a family from Bukidnon that has ventured into multi-crop
farming in their five-hectare property has won the Gawad Saka Most
Outstanding Farm Family of the Philippines, an award presented by the
Department of Agriculture National Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
The Rosalita family of Lurogan, Valencia City, who advocates against
leasing farmlands to plantations is one five from Mindanao to win the
award shared by 13 individuals and nine groups.
The award was presented by President Benigno S. Aquino III and
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on May 23, at the Rizal Hall of
Malacañan Palace. (Walter I.Balane/Bukidnon News)

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