by James Earl Ogatis
Jesus Nualda Jr., a local farmer technician (LFT) for rainfed rice areas of Brgy. Dawog, Miagao, Iloilo was awarded as the PMCP-Crop Protection Association of the Philippines Outstanding Farmer.
Nualda, who has been serving as an LFT since 2014, participated in the different Farmers’ Field School such as PalayCheck System and Integrated Pest Management on corn. He also advocates for safe and quality food production through organic method of managing pest and diseases. He received P15,000 cash incentive as the only farmer awardee.