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National Women’s Month Kick-off Ceremony (Mar 8, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 8 March 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA) family joins the rest of the country in celebrating the 2021 National Women’s Month with the theme, “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!” on March 8, 2021, which is also observed as the International Women’s Day.

Recognizing the various contributions of women for development, Secretary Dar highlighted the most recent efforts of the “OneDA” family that will help fulfill the paradigm shift in the agriculture and fisheries sector.

He said the Agricultural Credit Policy Council’s (ACPC) “Financial Assistance for Women in Agriculture and Fisheries” or “AgriPinay” offers women greater access to credit for their agribusiness undertakings. The country’s first-ever Agro-industrial Business Corridor (ABC) to be established in New Clark City will also serve as the first gender and socially inclusive seed technology park.

The agri chief added that the DA’s gender-inclusive programs and policies address the systemic issues that discourage women’s participation in agriculture and agribusiness such as deprived access to farm inputs, credit, market know-how, and land ownership.

In line with the Women’s Month celebration, DA offices will hold a series of webinars disseminating information on the various programs and projects aimed at increasing female engagements in the agriculture sector. Female-led enterprises will also be featured in every Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita marketplace nationwide. (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, 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.