THE WAY FORWARD │ Level Up Philippine Agriculture!

DA First Flag-raising Ceremony for 2020

Author: DA Communications Group | 6 January 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged all personnel of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to level up their game and roll-up their sleeves during the first flag-raising ceremony on January 6, 2020. He emphasized the need for the DA family to come together and improve services to the farming and fishing sectors.

He added that the DA Central Office and the Regional Field Offices should think and act as one to fight poverty and hunger, particularly in rural communities.

Dar reminded the DA family that documents and other important paperwork, whether approved or disapproved, must be processed quickly and acted upon immediately.

“Roll up your sleeves, at magtrabaho nang mas pursigido para sa ika-uunlad ng ating mga magsasaka at mangingsda,” he said.

Dar, who has been confirmed by the Commission of Appointments last December as Agriculture Secretary laid down the upcoming programs of the DA for the year including the Youth Agricultural Development Program, National Soil Health Program, Upland Agroforestry Program, Urban Agriculture Program, and the reshaping of the Banner Programs (rice, corn, high-value crops, livestock, and fisheries). (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

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