Volunteerism is heroism: PCAF and PNVSCA partners to build capacity in volunteer management

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), in partnership with the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), conducted a volunteer management training entitled “Capacitating the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector on Volunteering for Development” on September 28 to 30, 2022.  The three-day training focused on harnessing the potential of volunteerism for national development, with continue reading…

PCAF 2022 Women’s Dialogue breaks ground for AFC women leaders to collaborate as A&F “catalytic partners”

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) opened another platform to highlight the agriculture and fishery women leaders as the industry’s “catalytic partners” and to share their learning and opportunities during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2022 Women’s Dialogue conducted on September 20, 2022 in Quezon City, housed more than 60 participants continue reading…

Filipinos’ daily intake of fruits, vegetables less than recommended amount – FNRI

“Over the years, Filipinos’ intake of fruits and vegetables has declined. Based on the Expanded National Nutrition Survey conducted in 2018 to 2019, the per capita consumption was less than the 400-grams per day recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO),” said Director Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). In the continue reading…

Pakikisama at Pakikiisa: How Bicol Region AFCs continue to overcome challenges in A&F industry

Pakikisama is a typical trait of a Filipino, in its simplest sense meaning “getting along with others”1. The word entails a genuine intrinsic appreciation of togetherness. Group harmony and unity is valued2.  Pakikiisa means “being one with” . It is considered as the highest level of Filipino social interaction3. ——– Julian Martinez, the Municipal Agricultural continue reading…

Weaving her way in a male-dominated sector: The RAFC Journey of Bernadette Delos Santos

“Although accepted na ang mga babae sa agriculture, yung representation namin ay hindi pa masyadong nakikita. Yun ang pwede pa nating ma-improve. Bigyan natin ang mga kababaihan ng pagkakataon na maglead sa AFCs.” This became the number one advocacy of Bicol Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairperson Bernadette “Bidibidi” Delos Santos upon joining RAFC continue reading…