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2019 Food Security Summit

Author: DA Communications Group | 30 October 2019

More than 500 participants from the local government units, the academe, and private sector organizations joined the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached bureaus and agencies during the 2019 National Food Security Summit on October 29-30, 2019.

This year’s theme, “Sama-sama tungo sa Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita,” highlights the new vision of the DA following the New Thinking in Philippine Agriculture introduced by Secretary William Dar.

The two-day event served as a venue for discussions on the current challenges faced by the agriculture sector such as the effect of the Rice Trade Liberalization Law, the falling prices of copra, and African swine fever, among others.

Senate Chair for Agriculture Cynthia Villar and her counterpart at the House of Representatives, Congressman Wilfrido Mark Enverga, graced the opening ceremony of the summit with their messages of support to the programs of the DA. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

The Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement aims to apprise the bidders of the latest Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Issuances and Updates, to familiarize the bidders on the mandatory provisions and requirements of the new Bidding Documents, and to inform them on the basics of Penal, Civil, and Administrative Provisions under the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9184.