The Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) is now accepting nominations from municipalities in Bohol for the different categories of the “SUHID sa Malampusong Mag-uumang Bol-anon Search 2018.”
Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas, SUHID co-chairperson of the Technical Working Group (TWG) said letters have been sent together with the lists of the different categories and corresponding prizes to the municipal mayors and municipal agriculturists in the province inviting them to submit their nominations and the deadline is set not later than May 30, 2018.
The different categories of the SUHID and its corresponding prizes are the following: Outstanding Young Farmer – P5,000; Outstanding Young Fisherfolk – P5,000; Outstanding Young Farmer Association – P15,000; Rice Farmer (Adopting Integrated Farming) – P10,000; Corn Farmer (Adopting Integrated Farming) – P10,000; Organic Agriculture Practitioner Farmer – P10,000; Fisherfolk (Freshwater Fishponds) – P10,000; Fisherfolk Association – P15,000; Farm Family – P10,000; Municipal Agriculture and Fishery Council (MAFC) – P15,000; Farmers’ Association – P15,000; Rural Improvement Club (RIC) – P15,000; Most Outstanding Rice-Duck Farmer – P10,000; Municipal Agriculturist/ Agricultural Officer – P5,000; Rice Technician – P5,000; Corn Technician – P5,000; HVCDP Technician – P5,000; High Value Commercial Crop Farmer (Fruit) – P10,000; Fishery Technician – P5,000; High Value Commercial Crop Farmer (Vegetable) – P10,000; Most Outstanding Japonica Rice Farmer – P10,000; Outstanding Hybrid Rice Farmer – P10,000; Outstanding Organic Agriculture Farmers Group – P15,000; Outstanding Fisherman – Fish Capture – P5,000; Outstanding Cassava Farmer – P5,000; Outstanding Banana Farmer – P5,000; Outstanding Agri-enterprise for Fishery –P15,000; Outstanding Ka-ABAG – P5,000; Outstanding Agri-enterprise for Crops – P15,000.
Eleno L. Evangelista, focal person of SUHID after collating the nominations, the TWG will set the dates for the evaluations.
The awarding of winners is slated on the month of July 2018 during the Sandugo Agri-Fair program.
The last year’s winners of SUHID who are the official nominees of Bohol for the Regional Gawad Saka Search this year were the following: Marilou M. Escalona (Outstanding Agriculture Farmer Practitioner) – Dauis; Niema Q. Toroy (Outstanding Small Animal Raiser Adopting Integrated Farming System) – Corella; Zosimo L. Pracullos (Outstanding Large Animal Raiser Adopting Integrated Farming System) – San Miguel; Rosamia I. Tutor (Outstanding Livestock Technician) – Bien Unido; Jayrell G. Adanza (Outstanding Corn Technician) – Dimiao; Benjamin L. Asotigue (Outstanding Corn Farmer Adopting Integrated Farming Sytem) – Carmen; Catalina Madrinan (Outstanding Coconut Farmer) – Alicia; Zenaida D. Dalagan (Outstanding Fisherfolk, Fresh Water Fishpond) – Bilar;
Bato Aquamarine and Mangrove Development Association (BAMMDA) – Buenavista; Chito C. Pilas, Jr. (Outstanding HVCC Farmer) – Corella; Helen Torrejos (Outstanding HVCC Technician) – G-Hernandez; Eulalia C. Mutia (Outstanding Rice Technician) –Bilar; Paulino T. Manila (Outstanding Rice Farmer)- Carmen;Terencio R. Palma (Outstanding Hybrid Rice Farmer) – Corazon, San Miguel; Isidro C. Garay (Outstanding Japonica Rice Farmer) – Mahayag, San Miguel; Jose Polinar (Outstanding Rice -Duck Farmer) – Pob. Norte, Batuan; Bohol Dairy Products (BoDPA)(Outstanding Small Farmer Organization) – Ubay; and Jomer Balag & Family (Outstanding Farmer Family) – Cambacay, Batuan).
The SUHID sa Malampusong Mag-uumang Bol-anon is a yearly activity of the province aims to recognize outstanding farmers, fisher folks, agri-enterprise, livestock raisers, agri-based organizations and farmers cooperatives in the province. (Atoy Cosap)