The desk and field evaluation for the Region IV TGP Awards nominees were conducted last September 22-25, 2013 from Quezon, Palawan to Baras, Rizal to San Pablo City, Laguna and Trece Martires City, Cavite. Three Magsasaka Siyentista were visited on their farm namely, Mr. Genaro Carmen, Mr. Jaime Javier and Mr. Renato Belen while the FITS Center nominated includes FITS-Quezon (Palawan), FITS-Baras (Rizal), FITS-OPA Laguna and FITS-OPA Cavite.
The evaluators include Ms. Almira Magcawas from STARRDEC, Ms. Audrey Lapitan from PCAAARD and Ms. Elsa Parot from ATI Central Office. The winners will be announced on October 3, 2013 during the TGP summit in Batangas State University. ■