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.

The activity was attended by BAFS Director Karen S. Bautista and Secretariat, FGD TWG Members, representatives from Region XII, NMIS, BPI, BAI, BFAR, FPA, LGU and the private sector.

The FGD aims to determine the extent of awareness, relevance and adoption/implementation status of the standards and codes of practice by stakeholders and implementers, generate information and submit recommendations to further enhance standards development vis-a-vis its implementation.