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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!

When: September 16, 2014 Where: BAI Building || AKBAY II FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA-AFFECTED AREAS IMPLEMENTERS’ MEETING AND PLANNING WORKSHOP When: September 17-19, 2014 Where: Visayas State University Garden Beach Resort, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte || COCO-CACAO SUMMIT When: September 18-19, 2014 Where: RDEC Main Function Hall, ATI Compound || NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON THE PRICE ACT IRR When: September 24, 2014 || POULTRY SUMMIT When: September 24-25, 2014 Where: BSWM Convention Hall || REGIONAL AFC CONVENTION IN REGION 6 When: September 25-26, 2014 Where: Ilo-ilo || SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON AEC 2015 FOR INFORMATION OFFICERS When: September 29-30, 2014 Where: Clark, Pampanga || RAFC 4B MEETING When: September 30 to October 1, 2014 Where: Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

DA urges stronger gov’t-private sector cooperation for sustainable poultry industry
Officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized the importance of private sector participation in establishing the right programs and projects for the development of the Philippine poultry industry during the Poultry Forum last September 25, 2014 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Event: 3rd National Climate Conference
Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Chairperson Christian Monsod partook in the 3rd National Climate Conference spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology-National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST), in partnership with The OML Center, on September 25, 2014 at the Traders Hotel, Manila.

Photo and News Brief: Presentation of 2014 Gawad Saka Top 3 Finalists
The 2014 Gawad Saka National Executive Committee convened on September 3, 2014 for the Presentation of the Top 3 Finalists for the various categories of this year’s Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Achievers in Agriculture and Fisheries. The Committee is led by Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Edilberto De Luna as Chairperson and National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) Executive Director Ariel Cayanan as Vice Chairperson.

NAFC reviews 1st sem accomplishments, gears up for upcoming efforts
Before its full .consolidation with the Livestock Development Council as the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), the top management and key staff of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) conducted a review of their first semester accomplishments for this year and determined the best strategies for the effective implementation of their second semester targets.

A winning spirit in Quezon
Volunteerism, as the new CALABARZON (Region 4A) Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairperson defines it, is serving others without expecting anything in return.

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.

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