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DA Press Conference (January 3, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 January 2020

Ushering the new year, Agriculture Secretary William Dar reported the plans and programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the coming months, including medium- and long-terms, during a press conference on January 3, 2020.

Dar also issued Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2020 establishing the policy framework and strategies for inclusive agri-industrialization and “New Thinking for Agriculture.”

In addition, the Agri chief mentioned undertaking various initiatives including the conduct a comprehensive review and audit of the list of farmer- and fisher-beneficiaries; develop a web-based information support system, called the Agri-Information Support Portal for effective policy-making process; create a technical working group that will review and update the DA-wide rationalization plan; establish an agriculture public-private partnership support system; and adopt a quality standards performance to institutionalize a system of quality management, transparency, institutional accountability and due diligence, through, but not limited to, ISO 9001:2015 certifications. (Photos 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.