The Agri-pinoy Rice Achiever’s Awards is about within the reach of the province being one of the nominees on the search for the Ten Outstanding Provinces including Southern Leyte. In an official advice from the Executive Department of Education (DA) Regional Director Antonio G. Gerundio, the province of Southern Leyte has been chosen one of the 16 nominees throughout the country, Provincial Agriculturist Marina E. Gador reported.
That prizes at stake for the ten outstanding provinces will be in the form of projects amounting to P 4 million, Gador said. Relative to the search, the national evaluation team/ technical working group already visited the province last January 26, 2012 to conduct validation / evaluation on the following: Provincial Food Staple Plan (Roadmap) from 2011- 2016; the IRA budget and total budget allocated and disbursed to the provincial rice program in 2010 – 2011, she said. It also includes the total provincial personnel / personnel deployed to the provincial rice program, the number of farmer-beneficiaries on project implemented by the province and other notable accomplishment of the province relative to the rice program, she added.