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DA PCAF’s 6th National Volunteers’ Day (Jan 7, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 7 January 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar underscored the significant contributions of the volunteer-members of the Agricultural and Fishery Councils (AFCs) in the sector’s growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic and natural disasters experienced last year.

“In this extraordinary time, the AFCs showed how dedicated they are in serving the sector. AFC members, who are mostly over 60 years old, were compelled to find new ways to voice out issues and concerns, and still craft sound policy resolutions to help the pandemic-stricken industry,” Secretary Dar said, during the celebration of the 6th National Volunteers’ Day (NVD), led by the DA’s Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), on January 7, 2021, at the DA-BSWM, in Quezon City.

With the theme “AFC Boluntaryong Naglilingkod; Kaagapay ng Agrikultura at Pangisdaan sa Gitna ng Pandemya,” the NVD is an annual celebration that recognizes AFC officers and members for their service that helped bring change to the agriculture and fishery sector through volunteerism.

AFCs serve as a venue for private sector participation in the development processes at the national, regional, provincial, and city/municipal levels; and for consultation and dialogues among the DA agencies, bureaus, and national banner programs, with agri-fishery industry groups and civil society organizations. (Photos by Adones Buhayan, DA-AFID)