QUEZON CITY—The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) together with its invited Technical Working Group (TWG) held a national consultation for the development of Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Corn Mill for Food Purposes, Cassava Granulator, Multicrop Grater, and Multicrop Pulverizer at the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries - Apacible Conference Room, Department of Agriculture, last April 5 – 6, 2018.


The meeting started with a Welcome Remarks from Ms. Julieta Opulencia, Acting Chief of PCAF-Policy Development and Coordination Division and the presentation of standards development process by Ms. Abbygail M. Jaylo, BAFS-Project Assistant IV.

The PNS for Corn Mill for Food Purposes and Cassava Granulator were discussed during the first day while the PNS for Multicrop Grater and Pulverizer were discussed the following day. Various members of the academe, manufacturers, and regional agricultural engineers were invited to participate and give their insights for the improvement and fine-tuning of the said Standards.

Two other consultative meetings for the draft PNS for Cassava Granulator, Multicrop Grater, and Multicrop Pulverizer were held in Davao City and the University of the Philippines-Diliman last November and December 2017, respectively.