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Launching of PAFES in Quirino (Sept. 4, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley Regional Director Narciso Edillo, and Quirino Governor Dakila Cua formally launched the Province of Quirino will be the first to implement the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) program in the Cagayan Valley Region on September 4, 2021.

According to Sec. Dar, the DA is now more ready to make it possible for every province nationwide to implement the PAFES starting in 2022 after piloting the program in at least one province per region.

The PAFES Program is under the Consolidation Pillar of the “OneDA” Reform Agenda in Transforming Philippine Agriculture. It is being institutionalized to bring extension services to the grassroots level and strengthen the collaborations of DA with the LGUs, academe, and private sector. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, 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:

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.