Turning 67 years old, Anita Jover Mandalupe was born and raised to a couple who depended on agriculture for a livelihood. She is a native of a rice farming area in Cansa-naan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental. Fueled with determination in uplifting her family’s quality of life, she mastered the technique in rice production. She participated actively in various non-government and government agricultural activities. She’s the few females who became certified seed growers in the province. Envisioned rice sufficiency by producing more good quality and high yielding rice seed varieties.