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Field Validation: 2017 Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Agricult.

 

Following the desk evaluation held in June of this year, a month-long field validation was conducted from July to August for the 2017 Gawad Saka Outstanding Agricultural Scientist (OAS) and Researcher (OAR). The activity aimed to check the accuracy of information of the nominees’ works in the field level. Specifically, the evaluators looked into the originality of research works and methods, and the impact of new knowledge generated from research.

For the OAR category, project sites validated were from the shortlisted nominees: Dr. Berly F. Tatoy of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 10-Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex, Dr. Merlina H. Juruena of the Provincial Agriculture Office-Davao del Norte, and Dr. Arthur D. Dayrit of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 3-Research Division.

Serving as the field evaluators from the National Technical Committee (NTC) for OAR were Assistant Director Teodoro S. Solsoloy (BAR), Dr. Enrico Supangco (UPLB), Dr. Jose Hernandez (UPLB), Dr. Elda Esguerra (UPLB), Dr. Mudjekeewis Santos (NFRDI), and Ms. Digna Sandoval (BAR). ###

Dr. Berly F. Tatoy of the DA-RFO 10-Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex, presents the highlights of her accomplishments before the evaluators. Among her works include the implementation of a CPAR project highlighting the reduction of bacterial wilt incidence on potato production, organic vegetables, and rice.