Pangasinan, La Union are top performing provinces in rice production
The provinces of Pangasinan and La Union emerged as two of the best performing provinces at the National Rice Achievers Award when it comes to the implementation of rice programs and projects in the region.
The National Rice Achievers Award is an annual activity of the Department of Agriculture (Da) under the Rice Program to recognize outstanding performance of the Local Government Units (LGUs), agricultural government workers as well as farmer leaders’ contribution in the attainment of the DA’s food security and self-sufficiency program.
As a result, the Provinces of Pangasinan and La Union have been awarded by the government P4.0 million each in the form of projects to support the implementation of the rice programs in their areas.
The said amount were received by each of the provinces representatives through the Vice-Governor of Pangasinan, Hon. Jose Calimlim, Jr., and La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III.
The officials also received the plaque of recognition that symbolizes the LGUs’ full participation in the DA goal of food sufficiency and food security in the country.