Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

DA and Agri Stakeholders Meeting (May 11, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 12 May 2022

Chairpersons and members of various program and priority committees under the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) met with Secretary of Agriculture William D. Dar to discuss major agri-fishery concerns, recommendations, and priority programs on May 11, 2022.

These include the development of vaccine against the African Swine Fever, exploring fertilizer alternatives, updating of commodity roadmaps, participatory assessment of the Rice Tariffication Law, review of importation policies, and establishment of postharvest and processing facilities, among others.

During the roundtable meeting, Secretary Dar also reported the Duterte legacy for Philippine agrifishery, and presented the National Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and Industrialization Plan (NAFMIP), a ten-year strategic plan that can guide the next administration in its pursuit of a productive, competitive agriculture and fisheries sector. ### (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)