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The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards has recently concluded the conduct of public consultative meetings for the draft PNS: Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals.  The consultative meetings were conducted in Cebu City (Crown Regency Hotel and Towers) on 9 September 2014, Cagayan de Oro City (Pearlmont Hotel) on 30 September 2014 and Ilagan City, Isabela (DA – CVRC) on 16 October 2014.

Read more: PCM Series Conducted for PNS: Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin...

Considering that the program has not been launched since its adoption and the timely information dissemination on AEC 2015, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards in collaboration with the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) conceptualized the “GAP CARAVAN TOWARDS AEC 2015”.

Read more: GAP CARAVAN TOWARDS AEC 2015

With the integration of the ASEAN Community by 2015 and with agriculture as one of the identified sectors to be harmonized in this region, Member-States, including the Philippines are trying to harmonize their current market access activities that will contribute to the achievement of the said integration.

Read more: DA to strengthen the Halal Food Industry in the country

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards conducted the very first accreditation training for organic fertilizer researchers last 18-19 September 2014 at the BAFS Conference Room, BPI Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

The training aims to build the capacity of researchers in developing efficacy trial protocols specific for organic fertilizers.  Efficacy trials are a prerequisite to the registration of organic inputs, which is explicitly provided for in Section 16 of Republic Act 10068 otherwise known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010.

Read more: BAFS 1st Accreditation Training For Organic Fertilizer Researchers

ENDING THE YEAR RIGHT, WELCOMING 2015 WITH MIGHT! 

QUEZON CITY – As the year 2014 approaches its end, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) together with its Focal Persons in the Regional Field Offices of the Department of Agriculture conducted the Year-End Review and Planning Workshop in Dipolog City last November 18-20, 2014. 

Read more: ENDING THE YEAR RIGHT, WELCOMING 2015 WITH MIGHT!