Valentino C. Perdido
Field of award: Crop Science
Year awarded: 1992
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of his exemplary performance in research entrepreneurship and his significant contribution to the development of affordable corn varieties for the benefits of small Filipino farmers. His vigorous efforts in crop improvement, particularly corn breeding resulted in the development of three open pollinated varieties (OPVs) of corn namely: IES CN 1, IES CN 2, and IES GLUT 1. These varieties has been approved and released by the Philippine Seed Board for commercial production in the country.
Education: PhD (Crop Science) Isabela State University 1994; MS (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1980; BSA (Agronomy) Nueva Vizcaya State Institute Technology 1976