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Dr. Gil L. Magsino, NCPC director and project leader of NCPC Carrageenan Technology was awarded the 2019 Pest Management Award in Extension and Community Development by the Pest Management Council of the Philippines. The award was given in the recently concluded 51st PMCP Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference held at the Coron Westown Resort, Coron, Palawan on July 2-5, 2019.

Dr. Magsino was awarded “for his untiring and unwavering commitment in contributing to research and extension of rice-based technology, specifically through the innovative development of Carrageenan and proactive rolling out of pest management technologies resulting in a remarkable impact on increasing farmers’ crop yield at a lower input cost, and selflessly training farmers to become more competitive and promote productive and sustainable farming for the development of Philippine Agriculture.”
(with report from Carrageenan team)