Young Artists Highlight Family Farming In WFD Mosaic Making Contest
|Maetrix F. Gonzales with her Certificate of Recognition|
Some 18 pupils from both public and private elementary schools in Western Visayas stressed the roles and importance of family farming in the promotion of food security and poverty reduction during the World Food Day (WFD) regional on-the-spot mosaic making contest conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Education (DepEd) at DA Operations Building, Iloilo City.
This year’s theme “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” is in support to the United Nation’s declaration of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming.
Maetrix F. Gonzales, a grade VI pupil of Oton Central Elementary School is this year’s regional winner. Together with her coach Romel Mediavilla, Gonzales will represent Region VI in the national level on October 10 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Diliman, Quezon City.
Danielle Mari Yorac of Iloilo Central Elementary School and Val Joseph Valencia of Ticud Elementary School ranked second and third, respectively. /MP