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48th Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremony

Author: DA Communications Group | 23 October 2019

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, and top officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) formally recognized 20 outstanding farmers, fisherfolk, and agricultural institutions during the 48th Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremony on October 22, 2019.

Dar said that the outstanding farmers and fisherfolk have been open to modern and relevant technologies and information that contribute to the development of the Philippine agriculture and fisheries and to the growth of the economy.

Meanwhile, Andanar recognized the important role of farmers and fisherfolk and stressed that they should always be recognized and honored.

During the event, Dar renewed the commitment of the DA to champion the causes and advance the welfare of the stakeholders of the agriculture and fisheries sector. He also directed the Gawad Saka coordinating committee to broaden the awards criteria to not only include those involved in the production but also those who embrace the inclusive agribusiness approach anchored on the value chain system. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz, DA-Communications Group)