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USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Closeout Event

Author: DA Communications Group | 5 February 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted the importance of nurturing the environment while setting good policy directions during the closeout event of USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) on February 5, 2020 in Quezon City.

During the closeout, Dar urged the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to make fishers live more prosperously than before.

He also stressed that combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) plays an important part in the government’s drive in advancing the well-being and resilience of Philippine fisherfolk, while promoting sustainable fisheries.

Dar thanked the USAID and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) for partnering with the DA-BFAR, in the development of the Electronic Catch Documentation System (e-CDTS), which aims to streamline and digitize the Philippine documentation process and simplify the traceability of fisheries products. (Photos by Alan 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

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.