Another award garnered by Villaverde is 1st place in the Development Category (LGU Managed) during the Agency Research and Development In-House Review and Planning Workshop of Department of Agriculture RFO 02 at Country Inn Resort, Sta. Ana, Cagayan on July 24-26, 2013,. The Research Paper is entitled “Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Rainfed Rice-Based Farming through Participatory Action Research in Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya”. Mrs. Johna Viola P. Dacanay, Agricultural Technologist of MAGRO is the CPAR Coordinator of Villaverde.
The interventions adapted in this Community Based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) on Rainfed Rice Based Farming for Villaverde is improvement of the existing cropping pattern through the introduction of mungbean as follow crop before rice and integration of vegetables in bunds and backyard during the rice planting season. There’s also an increase in yield of rice using package of technology such as soil analysis, new released certified varieties and application of recommended fertilizer requirement. Transfer of Technology on CPAR project started in Villaverde last October 2011. Enterprise development and by-product utilization such as vermicomposting, mushroom production and value adding of mungbean are the future plans to be integrated for CPAR in Villaverde.
Diffun, Quirino and Basco, Batanes won 2nd and 3rd place respectively with their CPAR projects Lowland Rice Based with vegetables and livestock integration and Organic vegetables.