TOFARM Awards 2012
JCI Philippines launched the search and awards for The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines Program (TOFARM) for the most noteworthy achievers and achievements in the agriculture sector of 2012.
The nationwide awards program cites the achievements of both public and private entities engaged in farming and includes traditional and modern farmers, fisherfolk, animal raisers, cooperatives, farm communities, organizations, scientists, the academe, LGUs and public employees, as well as business entities in rural and urban areas.
The Awards Program is the special tribute set aside by the Junior Chamber International-Philippines for the agricultural sector which is seen to still be the main driver of the country’s development.
Its main goal, according to JCI Philippines National President Randolf Ivan Ruste, is to foster the steady increase of youth venturing into the agriculture sector, invigorating investment and scientific advancement to achieve sustainable food supply.
TOFARM will give out 11 awards this year, said TOFARM Project Chairman Rommel Cunanan: six in the individual category and five in the group category. These are : Farmer, Fisherfolk, Livestock, Agri-Entrepreneur, Young Farmer, Agricultural Innovator and Urban/City Farmer in the individual category; and Agriculture Cooperative, Family Farmer, Local Government Unit, Agriculture Initiatives and People’s Choice in the group category.
The nomination period for Outstanding Farmer candidates will end on September 30. Validation and Judging of nominees will take place in October and November, while the Awarding takes place in December.
Nomination forms may be submitted as hard copy or sent online to www.tofarm.org.
For more information, call the TOFARM Hotline 709-5001 to 54, fax 709-5006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.