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Conference on Urban Agroecology and Food Security (Sept. 9, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 9 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted the importance of urban agriculture (UA) in ensuring food supply amidst the pandemic during the “Conference on Urban Agroecology and Food Security” held on September 9, 2021.

The conference, organized by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), in cooperation with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) to gather key stakeholders from Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and Philippines, aimed to campaign for the whole-of-society approach to drive transformative changes and establish sustainable, technology-based and agile food systems across countries, as well as build solution-based mechanisms for urban agriculture.

In his message, the agri chief stressed the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the national food supply, especially in non-producing areas. (Photo by Ardy Tompong, 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.