Luzon AFCs to focus on strengthened engagement in policy formulation, PAP monitoring, and fund utilization in 2023

More than 90 Agricultural and Fishery Councils (AFCs) from Luzon proposed to strengthen private sector engagement in policy formulation, monitoring of programs, activities and projects (PAP), and fund utilization during the 2022 Luzon Participatory Performance Review and Planning Workshop on November 9 to 11, 2022 in Angeles, Pampanga. Several proposals were suggested during the three-day continue reading…

DA-PCAF highlights AFCs’ efforts in finding solutions beyond limits on the 7th NVD

Recognizing the efforts of its nationwide volunteer-partners towards the development of the agriculture and fisheries sector, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), the policy-making agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA), celebrated the 7th National Agriculture and Fisheries Volunteers’ Day, with the theme “AFCs Finding Solutions beyond Limits” on March 24, 2022. The continue reading…

Yearender: PCAF elevates private sector-stakeholder engagement in 2021

The Philippine agriculture faced numerous challenges this year. However, the sector is determined to show resilience through collective efforts from the government agencies, private sector and local government units that led to breakthroughs and reforms in the industry which contributed to Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar’s twin goals: Masaganag Ani at Mataas na continue reading…

PCAF, AFCs celebrate wins during joint 2021 1st Sem MFO validation party

Almost 200 participants from the Agricultural and Fishery Councils (AFCs), both from the national and local levels, and representatives from the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) attended the Joint 2021 First Semester Major Final Output (MFO) Validation Party on July 8, 2021. The online assembly, spearheaded by the Planning, Monitoring and Knowledge Management continue reading…

Sec. Dar appeals support to AFCs, PCAF to achieve “OneDA” framework

When the “perfect storm” hit the country in 2020, Agriculture Secretary William Dar emphasized the significant contributions of the agri-fishery private sector-partners in achieving a modest growth of one percent in the sector. During the 6th National Agriculture and Fisheries Volunteers’ Day Celebration on January 7, 2021, the Agriculture Chief once again appealed to the continue reading…