NAF Council Meeting centers on AFMP 2011-2016 framework








Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, the NAF Council chairperson, presides the council meeting on October 10 that aimed to garner the input and support of the council members for the AFMP 2011-2016.

Over 100 representatives from private and government agencies gather at the NAF Council Meeting at the FPA Convention Hall that served as avenue to present the AFMP 2011-2016 framework.

Being the consultative and feedback mechanism for development dialogue, the National Agricultural and Fisheries Council (NAF Council) held a meeting last October 10, 2011 at the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority Convention Hall for the presentation of the framework for the crafting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) 2011-2016.

The meeting also aimed at getting the council members’ inputs and commitment to support this undertaking.

More than 100 representatives from different private and government agencies, including some invited guests, attended the meeting which was presided by the council chairperson, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Ms. Nieva Natural, OIC Director of DA Planning Service, led the presentation of the AFMP framework and guidelines.

The AFMP will serve as the master plan to spur growth and modernization of the sector. Its formulation is in accordance with Section 13 of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997.

The purpose of the updated AFMP 2011-2016 is to operationalize Chapter 4 of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 and translate into more specific terms the principles and practices in Agri-Pinoy 2011 which is the Aquino Administration’s overall strategic framework guiding the various services and programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Alongside DA Assistant Secretary Salvador Salacup, Secretary Alcala gathered inputs and comments from the rest of the council members as well as the invited guests who were present at the meeting.

The body also gave their commitment and support in the crafting of the AFMP. Sec. Alcala then requested the Department Secretaries and the Leagues to issue a memorandum to their respective regional or provincial offices to join the regional and provincial planning teams that the DA-Regional Field Units will organize.

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