Davao del Sur farmers honored for their efforts in sustainable farming
Organic farmers from Davao del Sur were recognized during the Department of Agriculture’s (DA)-Davao Organic Day for bringing home numerous distinctions.
During Compostella’s first Organic Day, DA-Davao named Davao Del Sur as outstanding organic province in the region.
The DA-11 conferred the recognition during the recent Regional Organic Agriculture Congress held here after the province brought home seven out of eight Regional Organic Agriculture Achievers Award, the most by any province.
The award was presented to the province and to the individual farmers “who actively supported the DA in the implementation and promotion of organic agriculture for a well-developed and advanced organic industry in the region.”
The farmers who brought home awards are the following: Most Outstanding Provincial Organic Agriculture (Marylou Ll. Jalalon); Most Outstanding Municipal Organic Agriculture Focal Person (Jesusimo D. Florentino); Most Outstanding Organic Agriculture Small Farmer Group (Magsaysay Organic Farmers Marketing Cooperative, or Mofarmco); Most Outstanding Organic Agriculture Farming Family (Janilo Espinosa and Family, who was also shortlisted for the national award); Most Outstanding Organic Agriculture Individual Farmer (Roderick P. Buenconsejo); Most Outstanding Municipality (Magsaysay); and the Most Outstanding Organic Agriculture Agricultural Extension Worker