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5th AIMMAF Meeting

Author: DA Communications Group | 16 October 2019

With its commitment to ensure the welfare and quality of life in the ASEAN region, India ensures strategic cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors by sharing knowledge and expertise and provide hand-holding with its developed technologies.

During the 5th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) held on October 16, 2019 in Brunei Darussalam, Indian Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Kailash Choudhary emphasized the importance of enabling climate resilience in agriculture as one of its priorities for technical cooperation.

Having had the privilege of serving as the Director General of the India-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) from 2000 to 2014, Secretary Dar stressed the importance of technical cooperation, and the vital role that it plays in agricultural development.

He added that given the various challenges in agriculture including climate change, low agricultural productivity, emergence of transboundary diseases, land degradation and low farm family income, these could serve as common ground for strategic cooperation between ASEAN and India. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz, DA Communications Group)

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.