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National Food Systems Dialogue (Closing Ceremony) July 14, 2021

Author: DA Communications Group | 14 July 2021

The two-day national dialogue on food systems concluded on July 14, 2021 with officials and stakeholders stating support to the call of Department of Agriculture’s (DA) call for a unified and synergistic action to transform Philippine food systems and meet the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The last two days highlighted the culmination of the process that the Philippines has undertaken in preparation for the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021.

Gracing the event was Dr. David Nabarro, senior advisor to the UNFSS dialogues, who congratulated Secretary Dar’s exemplary leadership and the “OneDA” family for conducting the series of dialogues that will provide the basis for moving forward with the Philippines’ contributions to the summit. Also present was Assistant Secretary and Vice-Chair of the PH NFSD Steering Committee Agnes Catherine Miranda, who presented the synthesis and the DA’s draft statement on the Philippine’s pathways for the UNFSS. (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: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

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