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PAFES Launching in Legazpi City, Albay (Oct. 19, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 19 October 2021

The Albay provincial local government unit (LGU) accepted the challenge of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to pilot the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the Bicol Region.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, and DA-Bicol Regional Field Office Director Rodel Tornilla signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the PAFES implementation in Legazpi City, Albay on October 19, 2021.

The officials were joined by DA Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, 3rd District Representative Fernando Cabredo, and AKO Bicol Partylist Representative Alfredo Garbin, Jr., among other local partners.

During the PAFES MOA signing and launching, Secretary Dar highlighted the OneDA Reform Agenda to Transform Philippine Agriculture, the importance of strong partnerships among different stakeholders, and how PAFES supports the Devolution Act.

The agri chief also congratulated the Albay LGU for being a model and showcasing what needs to be done by other LGUs for the agriculture 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: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments