NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES COUNCIL (NAF Council)

          The apex mechanism for consultation and dialogue between and among government agencies, local government units, private entities, including non-government organizations and people’s organizations. It sets the goals and defines the scope of the country’s agriculture and fisheries policies, plans and programs. It serves as the integrative, consultative and monitoring structure for inter-agency and inter-sectoral collaboration in the activities arising from Republic Act 8435.

NAF Council Structure:

NAF Council Members:

 

NATIONAL SECTORAL COMMITTEES AND STRATEGIC CONCERNS COMMITTEES (NSCs-SCCs)

          The NSCs serve as the venue for consultation between the DA and other agencies, national industry groups and civil society organizations. It also serves a convenor of conferences and sectoral consultations and dialogues. Also, it deliberate industry/ commodity-specific and strategic/emerging issues and concerns, and recommend policies and programs to resolve these issues.

The five (5) National Sectoral Committees and Sub-committees are as follows:

  • Committee on Commercial Crops
    • Cocoa Industry Development Sub-Committee
    • Coffee Industry Development Sub-Committee
    • Root Crops Industry Development Sub-Committee
    • Rubber Industry Development Sub-Committee
    • Fiber Industry Development Sub-Committee
  • Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Committee on Food Staples
  • Committee on Fruits and Vegetables, and
  • Committee on Poultry, Livestock and Feed Crops

The following are the three (3) Strategic Concerns Committees and its Technical Working Groups:

  • Agricultural and Fishery Mechanization
    • TWG on Research and Development
    • TWG on Manufacturing and Supply
    • TWG on Training and Extension
    • TWG on Credit and Marketing
  • Committee on Climate Change, and
  • Committee on International Trade

 

AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERY COUNCILS (AFCs)

          The AFCs are the mechanism for private sector participation in the development processes at the regional, provincial and city/municipal levels. It is the “VOICE and BRIDGES” to development.

At present, there are ideally a total of 1,728 AFCs:

  • 16 Regional Agricultural and Fishery Councils (RAFCs)
  • 82 Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Councils (PAFCs)
  • 19 Independent Component City Agricultural and Fishery Councils (ICCAFCs)/Highly Urbanized City Councils (HUCCs), and
  • 1,611 Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Councils (MAFCs)/City Agricultural and Fishery Councils (CAFCs).