• Field Data Gathering for the Development of Illustrative Guide for PNS Abaca Fiber

    The DA-BAFS, together with Mr. Joel Barquilla and Engr. Christopher Francis Banzuela - experts from Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA) conducted Field Data Gathering in Albay and Sorsogon on July 9-12, 2024 to document different practices in extracting fibers from abaca and its pro...

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  • The DA-BAFS concluded its 2024 Capacity Building series, "Statistics in Standards-Related Research and Impact Evaluation,

    The DA-BAFS concluded its 2024 Capacity Building series, "Statistics in Standards-Related Research and Impact Evaluation," with the final session on July 3-4, 2024, at the BAFS Conference Room in Quezon City. This last session focused on introducing statistical software to support stand...

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  • The Standards Development Division (SDD) of DA-BAFS, in collaboration with the DA-Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), conducted a hybrid initial Stakeholder Consultation

    The Standards Development Division (SDD) of DA-BAFS, in collaboration with the DA-Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), conducted a hybrid initial Stakeholder Consultation on the draft Philippine National Standard (PNS) on Young Coconut — Code of Practice (COP) — Code of Hygienic Practi...

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  • The Standards Development Division (SDD) of DA-BAFS conducted a hybrid initial Stakeholder Consultation

    The Standards Development Division (SDD) of DA-BAFS conducted a hybrid initial Stakeholder Consultation on June 14, 2024, for the development of Philippine National Standard (PNS) on Brown Rice — Product Standard — Grading and Classification. This consultation took place at the DA-Phi...

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  • DA-BAFS, together with experts from the DA - Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA), conducted a field data gathering activity at three abaca processing facilities in Misamis Oriental

    The DA-BAFS, together with experts from the DA - Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA), conducted a field data gathering activity at three abaca processing facilities in Misamis Oriental from June 18 to 21, 2024. This initiative is part of the development of an Illustrative Guide (IG)...

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We have Developed a total of
379 Philippine National Standard (PNS)
from 2003 to 2024!


Why we develop Standards?

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) of the Department of Agriculture is mandated to develop and promote standards to ensure food safety, quality, worker's health and welfare, environmental management, and global competitiveness of Philippine agriculture and fishery products.

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Philippine National Standards

PNS Category

  • General23
  • Crops 166
  • AFMech94
  • HALAL6
  • Livestock and poultryL40
  • Fisheries39
  • Organic Agriculture11

Our Divisions

Standards Development Division

The Standards Development Division (SDD) is responsible for the development of relevant and science-based Philippine National Standards...

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Standards Research Division

The Standards Research Division (SRD) is responsible for generating scientific reports, and for managing an information system as a tool for standards research.

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Technical Services Division

The Technical Services Division (TSD) is responsible for promoting appropriate food safety and quality Philippine National Standards (PNS) through development of...

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Organic Agriculture Division

The Organic Agriculture Division (OAD) is responsible for the accreditation of Organic Certifying Bodies (OCBs); conduct of inspections on compliance of PGS Groups...

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AGRIssentials


AGRIssentials 2024 | Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals Did you know that mycotoxins are potent carcinogens, which can produce both acute and chronic toxicities ranging from deleterious effects in the central nervous, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, and the alimentary tract that may finally result in death. Human diseases like liver and esophageal cancers and nephropathy are associated with mycotoxins.

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Field Complaisance Assessment of Ongoing Efficacy Trials

The DA-BAFS Compliance Assessment Team visited the locations of ongoing efficacy trials with approved Experimental Use Permits (EUPs) on June 19, 2024, in New Corella and Kapalong, Davao del Norte. This activity was conducted to verify the continued compliance of the ongoing efficacy trials with ...


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