The Pre-Assessment activity of the Regional Field Offices (RFOs) is designed to ascertain the readiness of subsidy applicants and examine their level of compliance to the Philippine National Standards on Organic Agriculture (PNS OA).

This is essential in order to formulate appropriate recommendations and assure that the applicants will pass the inspection of the Organic Certifying Bodies (OCBs) and soon avail the subsidy. Relatedly, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted the series of capacity building activities in order to provide technical assistance and help the RFOs achieve their goal.