PCAF is an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA) created out of the consolidation of two councils the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) and the Livestock Development Council (LDC) pursuant to EO 366, Series of 2004.
With the transfer of the functions of the NAFC and LDC to PCAF, it assumed strengthened functions related to coordination and monitoring of agricultural and fisheries modernization processes, and development of public-private partnerships as advisory special bodies to the DA.
In terms of legal issuances, the mandates transferred to PCAF are essentially based on Executive Order No. 116, series of 1987 and DA Administrative Order No. 6, series of 1998 as follows:
Executive Order No. 116, Series of 1987
a. Act as advisory body to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure the success of its programs and activities; and
b. To establish nationwide network of agricultural and fishery councils to serve as the forum for consultative and continuing discussions within agriculture and fisheries sector.
P.D. 914, Series of 1976
a. Formulate and establish comprehensive policy guidelines for the department of the livestock industry;
b. Formulate long and short range programs calculated to achieve major self-sufficiency, efficiency and stability in food commodities of animal origin;
c. Coordinate, integrate and supervise all policies and programs of all government agencies charged with the implementation thereof;
d. Evaluate the activities and accomplishments of all agencies of government charged with the implementation of the different aspects of livestock development programs;
e. Assist, coordinate and integrate private sector activities with that of the government sector with the purpose of involving the private sector in the food development programs of animal origin and allied industries;
f. Call on any department, bureau, office, agency and other instrumentalities of the government in the form of personnel, facilities and other resources as the need arises in the performance of its function; and
g. Perform such other as maybe necessary to attain the objectives of the livestock development programs.
DA Administrative Order No. 142, Series of 1998
a. Assist the DA in the broad-based monitoring and coordination of the agriculture and fisheries modernization process; and
b. Serve as integrative and consultative structure for inter-agency and inter-sectoral collaboration in agriculture and fisheries modernization.
R.A. 10601 or the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMec) Law, Series of 2013
a. Promulgate the national policies and guidelines on testing and evaluation of agricultural and fisheries machinery and equipment; Encourage and assist in the organization of a privately-led classification and accreditation system to develop and promulgate its operational guidelines and procedures;
b Provide necessary technical support to the privately-led classification and accreditation system to classify and accredit local agricultural and fisheries machinery manufacturers, importers and suppliers, distributors and dealers into small, medium and large firm;
c. Act as an advisory body of the DA by providing policy recommendations to ensure the success on the implementation of DA programs and activities concerning agricultural and fisheries mechanization;
d. Formulate a results-based monitoring and evaluation system for the implementation of the AFMech Law, including the NAFMP and serve as an external monitoring body to the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE);
e. Monitor and coordinate the activities of the local AFMeCs; and
f. Provide funding assistance on the organization and operationalization of the AFMeC at the national, regional, provincial/HUCs/ICCs and city/municipal levels.
An apex policy-making body with strong, vibrant and visible private sector partners responsible for the attainment of a conducive policy environment towards a globally competitive and sustainable agriculture and fisheries sector.
In partnership with our advisory special bodies and other stakeholders, we will zealously promote and strengthen capacities in participatory and collaborative governance.
Working together, we will uphold multi-stakeholder engagement, transparency and accountability in policy and program development processes for the agriculture and fisheries sector.
Together, we will work with others to create a better and brighter future for the agricultural and fishery communities.