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Phl-Israel Agri Development Initiative Meeting

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 September 2019

Mima Tech, an Israel-based private firm is bringing in funds to the Philippines in a collaborative project focused on rice production and marketing. In a briefing held on September 3, 2019, CEOs Isidor Gilan and James Amparo of Gilan Group and Yovel East Research and Development, respectively, said that they are ready to bring in massive amount of funds to invest heavily on various rice technologies. These include the establishment of state-of-the-art rice mills; soil rejuvenation technologies; irrigation systems; fertilization and spraying techniques; and seed cultivation.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar supported this venture, saying that it will “accelerate the DA’s target in operationalizing the provincial agriculture extension systems.” (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, 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.