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         By virtue of Executive Order No. 366, Series of 2004, the Philippine government has ordered the consolidation of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) and the Livestock Development Council (LDC) into the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) on June 26, 2013. Both agencies are currently undertaking efforts to complete the consolidation and integration processes. As soon as the transition phase is complete, we will be launching a new and improved official website. In the meantime, the NAFC will be maintaining this website to keep its partners updated on its latest activities and endeavors. To our partners in the government and the private sector, we hope that you continue exploring our website and keep those visits coming!

Fisheries stakeholders seek support of Phil Committee Against IUU Fishing to address EU’s ‘yellow card’ warning
On June 10, 2014, the European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union (EU) responsible for proposing legislations and implementing decisions that uphold the Union's treaties and interests, issued a ‘yellow card’ warning to the Philippines, as well as the Papua New Guinea (PNG), for its shortcomings in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

PCAF participates in UN consultation on BBNJ
Representatives from United Nations (UN) Member States, intergovernmental organizations, and non-government organizations convened for an Ad-Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (AHWG) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) last June 16-19, 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

Sec. Alcala hails private sector’s role in livestock dev’t efforts at Phl Swine Forum
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala graced the 2014 Philippine Swine Forum last July 24 and spoke of how significant the support of the private sector is in the success of the government’s initiatives for the livestock industry.

PCAF, BFAR spearhead nat’l forum on FIP Protocol for ASEAN
Through the collaboration of the PCAF and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquaculture (BFAR), the National Consultative Workshop on Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) Protocol for the ASEAN Region was held last June 10 and 11, 2014 at the Rural Development and Education Center, Agricultural Training Institute Compound, Diliman, Quezon City.

PCAF, BAI, LGU breaks ground for Canlaon City LOM
“As a city that has a relatively high livestock and poultry population, a modernized Livestock Oksyon Market will truly give way to more improved and efficient transactions and therefore boost revenues for raisers, traders, meat dealers, meat processors and other livestock and poultry stakeholders not only in this area but also in its neighboring towns and cities,” said Dir. Ariel T. Cayanan during the Livestock Oksyon Market (LOM) Project groundbreaking ceremony on June 8, 2014 at Canlaon City, Negros Occidental.

PCAF-CPLFC meets with PCIC on livestock insurance
Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Actuarial Research and Product Valuation Department Officer-in-Charge Carmen Hutaba (main photo, in red) discusses the PCIC insurance programs for livestock and non-crop agricultural asset during the special meeting of the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) Committee on Poultry, Livestock and Feed Crops (CPLFC) on April 23, 2014

20 young Filipino farmers to undergo training in Japan
The young Filipino farmers who have qualified for the ASEAN Young Farm Leaders Training Program pose for a group photo with Office of the PCAF Deputy Executive Director OIC Alexander Daroya, former Philippine Agricultural Attaché to Japan Jojo Sison, PCAF Exec. Dir. Ariel Cayanan and Nihongo instructors Corazon Shobiri and Melinda Sigue during the PDOC commencement ceremony on April 4.

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