GENERAL SANTOS CITY - The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) successfully conducted a Public Consultative Meeting (PCM) for the development of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) on Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) for Swine and Slaughter Hogs Grading. The activity was held on March 22, 2018 at Greenleaf Hotel. The PCM aimed to provide transparency and public involvement in the development of the two standards and gather relevant comments and suggestions for the improvement of the drafts.

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).