To provide transparency and public involvement in the revision of the Philippine National Standards for the Grading and Classification of Coconut Coir (PNS/BAFPS 21:2008) and Coconut Peat (PNS/BAFPS 74:2009), a public consultative meeting was held on October 11, 2017 at El Bajada Hotel, J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao City. The revision was spearheaded by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) and Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

October 10-11, 2017 - The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted a National Public Consultative Meeting for the Development of Philippine National Standards (PNS) for Various Agricultural Machinery at University Hotel, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. This activity aimed to gather comments from relevant stakeholders that are essential in the finalization of the draft Standards. It covered the discussion of draft PNS for Cassava Mechanical Dryer, Cassava Digger, Corn Combine Harvester, and Mungbean Sheller.

QUEZON CITY – In keeping with its strengthened mandates on the development of food safety standards, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards, together with the Technical Working Group, has conducted the National Public Consultative Meeting for the Adoption of Codex Guidance for Risk Management Options in Light of Different Risk Assessment Outcomes last August 8, 2017. The activity aimed to strengthen transparency and public involvement during the crafting of the Standard. It served as a venue to gather inputs and further validate the provisions of the Standard.