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…

Agri Chief lauds private sector-partners’ contributions in PH agri-fishery growth despite pandemic, typhoons

PRESS RELEASE   Sec. Dar addresses both online and live participants from various regions during the 6th NVD Celebration.  Agriculture Secretary William Dar underlined the significant contributions of the Agricultural and Fishery Councils (AFCs) in the growth of the Philippine agriculture despite the catastrophic effects of pandemic and typhoons during the blended celebration of the continue reading…

Acting Sec. Dar bares plan based on “New Thinking”, aims to strengthen NSSCCs and AFCs

Few days after his appointment as Acting Agriculture Secretary, Dr. William D. Dar met the representatives of the National Sectoral and Strategic Concerns Committees (NSSCCs) and the newly-elected chairpersons of the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Councils (RAFCs) on August 13, 2019 in Quezon City. The Acting Secretary revealed to the volunteer-partners of the Philippine Council continue reading…