Bohol Ubi Powder

JAGNA.- This town's famous ubi powder was awarded recently as Best FITS Product in the search for outstanding performance by the different Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) centers at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City. 

Although a novel product, Jagna's ubi powder has already established and has the potential to expand share in the market. 

With appropriate product packaging and a little of aesthetic presentation such as design and proper labels, it added value to the product thus enhancing its price and profitability. 
 
The Techno Gabay Awards was aimed to encourage the different FITS centers to raise the level of their performance as it likewise enhanced the functionality of all FITS centers in Bohol and improved the level of commitment of the FITS center.  

It was also expected that the search would increase awareness of the public on the services of the FITS center and its functions.
 
The Provincial Techno Gabay Steering Committee conducted three levels of evaluation.  

The first one was led by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist Bohol, which is hosting the Provincial FITS (ProFITS) while the second group was headed by the Philippine Carabao Center in Ubay which is hosting the FITS at Ubay Agri Park.  

The Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology (CVSCAFT), which is also hosting a FITS center in their Bilar Campus, is in charge of the third group.  

Although the ProFITS and FITS at Ubay Agri Park and CVSCAFT in Bilar are not part of the search representatives from PCARRD and the Central Visayas-Consortium for Integrated Regional Research and Development are helping the three teams of evaluators in the conduct of the search. 
 
The award inclusive of P40,000.00 cash and a certificate was received by Jagna Municipal Agriculture Officer Camilo Rizano in behalf of Mayor Exuperio Lloren who was on official business in Manila at that time.