MIAGAO, ILOILO – The Municipality of Miagao was awarded Outstanding Municipality in Organic Agriculture during the 6th WV Regional Organic Agriculture Congress at Roxas City, Capiz on September 13, 2018.
The recognition entitled the Municipality the Plaque of Recognition and cash incentive of P300,000.00 which were received by Mayor Macario Napulan together with Municipal Agriculturist Raymundo P. Monroy, Municipal Organic Agriculture Focal Person Ma. Frea Monsale and Mrs. Fe Rem Niñofranco.
The award, an annual search among various municipalities in Western Visayas, is recognizes for the town’s outstanding achievement in the field of agriculture and its credence in the upliftment of the agriculture sector through the production and promotion of organic agriculture.
According to Mayor Napulan, the municipality, through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMA), has been consistent in its implementation of Organic Agriculture Program. It is recipient and maintains the operation of various organic agriculture projects from the Department of Agriculture such as plant nursery in Barangay Tatoy, Miagao, vegetable seeds, bio control laboratory in OMA compound and solar irrigation facility in Barangay Durog. Only recently, the municipality was also given the mini rice mill forbrown rice, red rice, and other organically produced rice which was set up in Barangay Kirayan Tacas, Miagao.
Also, the OMA maintains the operation of an organic village situated in Sitio Guisian, Barangay Tatoy, Miagao. The Village showcases organically grown fruits and vegetables.
“The Municipality is an advocate of organic farming which is very much sustainable and environment friendly,” said Mayor Napulan. (ABM with reports from OMA Miagao)