• 19th Meeting of Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Horticultural Produce and Other Food Crops (TF-MASHP)

    DA-BAFS Director Karen Kristine A. Roscom, PFT, PhD, chaired the 19th Meeting of Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Horticultural Produce and Other Food Crops (TF-MASHP) held in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 4-6, 2024. The Philippines sits as the permanent chair of the TF-MASHP in developing the ASEA...

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  • Inspection of CORE PGS Group Farmer - Members in Sta Cruz, Marinduque

    Inspectors from the DA-BAFS Organic Agriculture Division and DA-Regional Field Office Region IV-B Regulatory Division inspected five core PGS group farmer-members in Marinduque from May 29 to 30, 2024. The inspection was conducted to verify their compliance with the Philippine National Standard r...

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  • Audit to a CORE PGS Group for Accreditation as Organic Certifying Body (OCB)

    On June 4-6, 2024, the DA-BAFS Assessment Team assessed a core PGS Group in Lamut, Ifugao as part of their application for accreditation as an organic certifying body. The assessment aims to verify the compliance of the group with the accreditation guidelines to ensure consistent, competent, and ...

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  • DA-BAFS in collaboration with Mr. Ramon Marañon a member of the Technical Working Group from the Guimaras Mango Growers and Producers Development Cooperative

    The DA-BAFS, in collaboration with Mr. Ramon Marañon, a member of the Technical Working Group from the Guimaras Mango Growers and Producers Development Cooperative, and with the assistance of Ms. Joejin D. Galvez, Ms. Jessabel G. Galimba, and Mr. Ray Mark P. Escorpiso from the Provincial O...

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  • Surveillance Audit of Pecuaria Development Cooperative in Bula Camarines Sur

    The DA-BAFS Assessment Team conducted an annual surveillance audit of Pecuaria Development Cooperative from May 28 to 31, 2024. Pecuaria Development Cooperative is an accredited Participatory Guarantee System PGS group based in Municipality of Bula, Camarines Sur. The surveillance audit aims to v...

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We have Developed a total of
377 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.

Common Questions
1. What are standards? 2. Who develops the standards?
3. How are standards used?

Philippine National Standards

PNS Category

  • General21
  • 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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