PCAF adopts new normal in conducting internal audit

From July 29 to 30, 2020, the Internal Quality Audit Teams of the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) revised its strategies in conducting its Internal Quality Audit for Calendar Year (CY) 2020 on the agency’s procedures and processes based on its Quality Management System (QMS) to adopt to the “new normal”. The audit, continue reading…

RAFC ZamPen continues monitoring DA-funded programs, projects despite COVID-19

The Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) of Zamboanga Peninsula elevated its game in terms of monitoring and evaluation of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA)-funded programs and projects amid COVID-19 pandemic. With proper precautionary measures and following health protocols, three teams composed of AFCs from Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay with continue reading…

NBPC-PLC hopeful on Livestock and Corn Programs budget increase through PhP66B stimulus package

  The National Banner Program Committee on Poultry, Livestock and Corn (NBPC-PLC) expressed their high hopes for an additional PhP1.75 Billion (B) budget for the Department of Agriculture (DA) National Livestock and Corn Programs (NLP and NCP). This is after the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) convened for the first time the Committee continue reading…

DA firms up PCAF committees to boost DA banner programs

  21 July 2020. In an online dialogue held with agricultural and fishery stakeholders, Agriculture Secretary William Dar confirmed his endorsement of the establishment and institutionalization of national committees to boost the performance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) banner programs. Dubbed as National Banner Program Committees (NBPCs), these are established by integrating the technical continue reading…

USDA nods DA’s dairy enterprise program expansion, PCAF sets plan for monitoring task

18 JULY 2020. The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) is set to prepare a plan for regular monitoring and evaluation of the “Intensified Community-Based Dairy Enterprise Development” as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally agreed on the expansion of the newly restructured project under the US PL480 Title I program. After a continue reading…

PCAF, DA Program Directors, other officials aim for NBPC membership harmonization

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) convened DA’s Banner Program directors today to harmonize the membership of the National Banner Program Committees (NBPC). Along with the Banner Program focal persons, the consultation aims to discuss and firm up membership of the Banner Program Committees, arrangements in the conduct of consultations, and other activities. continue reading…