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Turnover of Solar Panel Donation (June 29, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 29 June 2020

On Monday, June 29, Agriculture Secretary William Dar received from Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. President Maribeth Marasigan 19 units of 30-watt solar panels that will be used to power water systems for vegetable production.

According to Secretary Dar, the panels will be set-up at the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry urban gardens in Malate, Manila to generate electricity to sustain both aquaponics and hydroponics set-up. The initiative will likewise intensify the government’s move towards sustainable, strong, and climate-resilient food production.

The DA has been mainstreaming initiatives for urban agriculture as part of its Plant, Plant, Plant Program to address the food need of residents living in the metropolis and augment available food supply. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan of DA-AFID and Rita dela Cruz of 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.