During the National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) Luzon A Public Consultative Meeting on January 16, 2017, a session was allotted for the public consultation on the draft Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) guidelines.

Public Consultative Meeting (PUBCON) for the Development of Philippine National Standards (PNS): Code of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) for Dairy Cattle and Water Buffalo, Beef Cattle and Buffalo, Goat and Sheep in the following Regions (IV-A, VII and X) had been conducted successfully by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards in cooperation with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices.

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) has conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the Validation and Impact Evaluation of Standards and Codes of Practice developed by BAFS last September 6-9, 2016 held at the Sarangani Highland Garden in General Santos City, South Cotabato.

Envisioning to achieve a sufficient supply of safe and quality agricultural products in the country, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs) initiate efforts towards establishment of Regional Good Animal Husbandry Practices Team (RGhT). Generally, the aim of RGhT is to increase the level of adherence or compliance to GAHP at the farm level. Specifically, RGhT intends to extend technical assistance to farmers towards compliance of applicants to GAHP certification. This effort is being made in line with strengthening of GAHP program and Food Safety Act of 2013.