Unsung heroes of agri-fisheries take center stage at PCAF National Volunteers’ Day

In a day filled with gratitude, recognition, and appreciation, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) celebrated its 9th National Agriculture and Fisheries Volunteers’ Day (NVD) on December 12, 2023 at the Midas Hotel in Pasay City. With the theme “Solidarity through Agricultural and Fishery Volunteerism,” this year’s NVD put the spotlight on the continue reading…

NSC on GESI discusses DA Offices’ GAD initiatives

The Department of Agriculture-National Organic Agriculture Program (DA-NOAP) and DA-Climate Resilient Agriculture Office (DA-CRAO) presented their respective gender and development (GAD) initiatives during the NSC on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) fourth quarter meeting on December 7, 2023. Under the DA-NOAP, Project Development Support Division Chief Eliza Antinero discussed four initiatives—the Participatory Guarantee System continue reading…

PCAF leads NAMDAC, CPES yearend performance reviews

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) held the back-to-back year-end performance review of the National Agricultural and Fisheries Machinery Assemblers, Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors and Dealers Accreditation and Classification (NAMDAC) and the Constructors’ Performance Evaluation System (CPES) on November 28-December 1, 2023 in Iloilo City. The NAMDAC and CPES are two equally important mechanisms continue reading…

PCAF digs into DA’s genetic improvement programs’ impacts to PH livestock-poultry dev’t

As the Philippines aims to further develop the livestock and poultry industry as a source of employment and income, and eventually reduce importation, an evaluative study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the animal genetic improvement programs (GIPs) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The result of the study titled “Assessment of the Animal continue reading…

PCAF, NLP partner for 2023 Nat’l Livestock and Poultry Forum

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture-National Livestock Program (DA-NLP), the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) held the 2023 National Livestock and Poultry Forum on October 25-26, 2023 in Nasugbu, Batangas. More than 70 industry stakeholders, national government representatives, and provincial veterinarians attended the activity to formulate actionable policy recommendations for safeguarding the continue reading…

PCAF engages stakeholders, gov’t agencies to revive the Nat’l Salt Industry

Recognizing the need to revive the national salt industry, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (DA-PCAF), in collaboration with the DA- Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and the DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (DA-NFRDI), conducted the National Salt Industry Stakeholders’ Consultation on October 17-18, 2023 in San Jose De continue reading…

SRI adoption gets boost in PCAF-organized forum

Recommendations to promote System of Rice Intensification (SRI) adoption—such as increased the budget allocation for organic inputs, inclusion in research and development initiatives, and enhanced information campaign—were among the outputs during the SRI Forum facilitated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF).   Over 130 participants took part in the hybrid conduct of continue reading…