Genova Estrella Antonio, a rice farmer in Laguna, Philippines was selected as the winner of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines-Corteva Empowering Women in Agriculture Award.
Ms. Antonio, a former reseracher at IRRI, went into rice farming after her husabnd died to raise her three young daughters. A progressive farmer, she adopted new practices and good farm stewardship and and also shares her knowledge with fellow farmers.
The award is given to women farmers in the Philippines whose primary source of livelihood is through crop farming.
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