May 27, 2021 - NIA Central Office Auditors for the Nationwide Search for Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Association (IA) in Communal/National/ CARP-IC conducted a Virtual Validation to the nominee- IAs in NIA Region XII on May 27, 2021.
NIA Region XII has three (3) entries: the BIMADU IA located in Mlang, Cotabato for the National Irrigation System (NIS) Category; PPATTABA IA located in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat for the Communal Irrigation System (CIS) Category; and Silway 7 and Klinan 6 IA in South Cotabato for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program - Irrigation Component (CARP-IC).
These three (3) IAs were the Regional Winners who beat all other IAs in their respective category at the regional level. The validation activity was conducted to assess the outstanding performance of the IA in terms of its operation and maintenance, financial management, organizational discipline, and agri-support services and linkages. This also urges other Irrigators’ Associations to strive to do better in managing their association.
Aside from Plaques of Recognition, winners will also receive a cash prize of Php50,000 and 1Million cash assistance for them to be a Model Farm IA.