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MOA Signing on Urban Agriculture with Pinas Forward, Project PEARLS, AGREA, and MPIF (September 17, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 17 September 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Pinas Forward Chief Operating Officer Josemaria Claro, Project Pearls Operations and Programs Director Monica Aclan, Metro Pacific Investment Foundation (MPIF) President Melody Del Rosario, and AGREA President and DA Food Security Ambassador Cherrie Atilano on September 17, 2020 in Quezon City.

Urban agriculture, a banner program under DA’s Plant Plant Plant was launched in April during the height of the pandemic.

Under the agreement, the DA-ATI will provide initial agriculture inputs, gardening modules, and technical assistance to ensure the maintenance and sustenance of the community gardens.

Also present during the MOA signing were DA Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes, ATI Asst. Director Rosanna Mula, and Head Executive Assistant Alexander Arizabal, Jr. (Photos by Rita dela Cruz, DA StratComms)

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.