The MUNICIPALITY OF VILLAVERDE has been declared again by the National Corn Technical Search Committee and the National Steering Committee as winner of the 2014 National Quality Corn Achievers Award. The prize is 1 Million for Corn related projects. Likewise, awardee for the Municipal Corn Coordinator Category is MS. CONCEPCION C. VIERNES and for the Agricultural Extension Category is MS. JOHNA VIOA P. DACANAY.
The 2nd National quality Corn Achievers Awarding Ceremony will be on November 20, 2014 during the 10th Philippine National Corn Congress on November 18-21, 2014 at Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.
The municipality was already an awardee for the 2013 1st National Quality Corn Achievers Award, also with the Municipal Corn coordinator and Agricultural Extension Categories. From the 0.5 Million prize, a service vehicle, 2 units hand tractor driven corn planter and 50 pieces jabber planter were purchased.
The Research Project entitled “Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Rainfed Rice-Based Farming through Participatory Action Research in Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya” garnered the 1st Place in Development Category (LGU-Managed) during the CY 2014 R & D Inhouse Review and Planning Workshop which was held at DA-CVRC, San Felipe, Ilagan City, Isablea on September 24-25, 2014. The same paper was adjudged 1st Place during the CY 2013 R & D Inhouse Review Palnning Workshop. This research study is a collaborative project of PLGU Nueva Vizcaya and MLGU Villaverde funded by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agriculture Research (DA-BAR). The researchers are J.V.P. Dacanay, B.M. Lopez, A.B. Domingo, O.J. Lorenzana, R.B. Olinares, L.A. Gaspar, C.A. Pascua, R.M. Labucay. The prize is 0.30 Million worth of research project.