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Nueva Vizcaya home to Region 02 organic farming winners
By Lauren Hengtgen

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) is proud to announce that its partners garnered awards given by the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 2 office in a regional search for outstanding organic farmers and farming groups.

Vizcaya Fresh! Organic Advocates, Inc.Vizcaya Fresh! Organic Advocates, Inc., was selected as the Region 02 winner for the small farmer group category. Vizcaya Fresh! promotes and markets eco-friendly products to enhance fairer and more sustainable trading of such products. A non-profit organization, Vizcaya Fresh! is jointly organized by Global Link Management Institute (GLMi-Japan) and PRRM, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The winner for the Region 02 small farmer individual category was Mrs. Daisy Barcelona of Barangay Tidang, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, who is a partner organic farmer of Vizcaya Fresh!

Both Vizcaya Fresh! and Mrs. Barcelona received cash prizes as part of their regional awards. They will represent Region 02 in the national search. The regional level awarding ceremony will be in October this year while the national awarding ceremony will take place during the 11th National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC).

Mrs. Barcelona and her family tend to their tomato plants in their farm

Mrs. Barcelona and her family tend to their tomato plants in their farm

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