The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted a Stakeholders Consultation for the draft Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Coffee Pulper on May 21, 2019 to gather technical and commercial data on the coffee pulping practices in the Philippines. The activity was held at the Oscar Hall of the Icon Hotel North Edsa in Quezon City. The 1st working draft PNS for Coffee Pulper – Specifications and Coffee Pulper – Methods of Test were presented.

QUEZON CITY- The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards spearheaded the conduct of Seminar Orientation for Technical Committees (TCs) and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) for the development of Philippine National Standards with an aim to capacitate the TC and TWG members in leading effective Technical Working Group meetings and to have a common understanding of Risk Categorization, standards development process, and their roles and responsibilities. This was conducted on June 11, 2019, at the Icon Hotel, North EDSA, Quezon City.

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards conducted a Public Consultation of Philippine National Standards/ Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards (PNS/PAES) for Rice Mill- Specifications and Methods of Test last June 18, 2019 at Icon Hotel, North EDSA, Quezon City..

 Pursuant to Section 24 of Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, the government shall extend incentives such as sibsidies for certification fees and other support services to facilitate organic certification shall be provided to farmers whose farms have been duly certified as compliant to the Philippine National Standards.