Depicting the given theme for this year’s WFD celebration, “Water is Life, water is food, leave no one behind,” in his drawing, Mr. Tovera as the winner brought home a cash award of P5,000, a certificate of recognition and some tokens like t-shirt and umbrella provided by the organizing committee.

The second place winner came from San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte in the person of Ms. Niña Rose N. Godoy, a Grade IV pupil from San Nicolas Elementary School who brought home a cash award of P3,000, a certificate of recognition and tokens. The third place winner is Ms. Irish Kate G. Gadut from the South Central Integrated School of San Fernando City, La Union. Ms. Gadut also received a cash award of P2,500, a certificate of recognition and a simple token such as t-shirt and umbrella and IEC material.

To further pique the interest of the young students in considering a career in agriculture and/or agribusiness, a brief lecture about the Young Farmers’ Challenge Program of DA was discussed by Ms. Roselle Tubaang from the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division.

Other than discussing this year’s WFD theme, RAFIS also briefly discussed the importance of food production and how everyone, especially the youth, can be a proactive supporter in the government’s effort toward achieving Food Security and Sufficiency.

The conduct of the Regional on-the-spot Poster Making contest is an annual activity of the DA in Ilocos through the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS) and in partnership with the Department of Education – Region I Office to celebrate World Food Day that aims to create awareness about worldwide hunger and what the people, the government and authorities can do that would impact the world’s supply and distribution.