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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!

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.

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.

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