Local Sectoral Committee reps discuss industry gaps at National ComCrops Committee meeting

To ensure continuous development of sector-based consultations, Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Sectoral Committee representatives joined the National Sectoral and Strategic Concerns Committee-Commercial Crops Committee (NSC-SCCs- ComCrops) in a meeting on May 3, 2017. In the discussion presided by the Coffee and Cacao Industry Development Sub-Committee, the NSC-SCCs were joined by Victor Sanque of continue reading…

Sec. Piñol designates RAFC Chairpersons as first-ever Farmer-Directors for a Month

In observance of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recently signed a Memorandum Order dated March 27, 2017 designating Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairpersons as DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) Director  for the month of May. As Farmer-Directors, the RAFC chairpersons assume the roles and tasks of DA-RFO continue reading…

PCAF participates in PrepCom3 of BBNJ

“All States have customary and treaty obligations to protect and preserve the marine environment and its resources,” a reminder from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) In the Resolution 69/292 of June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to develop a new international legally binding instrument (ILBI) under the UNCLOS continue reading…

PCAF organizes roundtable discussion on BSC industry

To come up with doable policy recommendations for the management of the Blue Swimming Crab (BSC), key industry players convened for a Roundtable Discussion (RTD) on BSC on April 24, 2017 at the PCAF Apacible Conference Room in Quezon City. The discussion aims to further strengthen the existing initiatives of the Bureau of Fisheries and continue reading…