• Field Compliance Assessment Team from DA-BAFS, together with the DA-RFO III - Regulatory Division conducted field visits

    Field Compliance Assessment Team from DA-BAFS, together with the DA-RFO III - Regulatory Division conducted field visits to verify the continued compliance of the ongoing efficacy trial with the approved Experimental Use Permit (EUP) on February 23, 2024, in La Paz, Tarlac, and Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija.

    The conduct of efficacy trials through an EUP is a pre-requisite for the registration of an Organic Bio-Control Agent (OBCA) and to determine the product’s recommended rates for a...

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  • The DA-BAFS, in collaboration with the DA-Regional Field Office VII Regional Pre-Assessment Team (RPAT)

    The DA-BAFS, in collaboration with the DA-Regional Field Office VII Regional Pre-Assessment Team (RPAT), provided technical assistance to the farmer-members of Core PGS group in the Municipality of Argao and the City of Naga in Cebu province. This was done through pre-inspection activities that were conducted from February 20 to 22, 2024. The purpose of the pre-inspection activity was to assess the readiness of the group for their application for organic certification and provide them with te...

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  • Assessment Team from DA-BAFS conducted a field visit to verify the continued compliance of the ongoing efficacy trial

    The Field Compliance Assessment Team from DA-BAFS conducted a field visit to verify the continued compliance of the ongoing efficacy trial with the approved Experimental Use Permit (EUP) on February 28, 2024, in Valencia, Bukidnon.

    The conduct of efficacy trials through an EUP is a pre-requisite for the registration of an Organic Bio-Control Agent (OBCA) and to determine the product’s recommended rates for a specific target pest/s.

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  • The DA-BAFS conducted two successful sessions of its seminar series on Statistics in Standards-Related Research and Impact Evaluation

    The DA-BAFS conducted two successful sessions of its seminar series on Statistics in Standards-Related Research and Impact Evaluation on February 16, 27, and 28, 2024, at the BAFS Conference Room in Diliman, Quezon City. The main objective of this learning intervention was to enhance the statistical proficiency of the DA-BAFS personnel and enable them to understand statistical concepts and methods for various BAFS functions.

    During the training, participants were introduced to the d...

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  • DA-BAFS Assessment Team conducted an audit of a core PGS Group situated in the Municipality of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato.

    The DA-BAFS Assessment Team conducted an audit of a core PGS Group situated in the Municipality of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato. This audit was conducted from February 20 to 22, 2024, as part of the group's application process to become an accredited organic certifying body (OCB) with BAFS. The primary objective was to determine if the group complied with the necessary accreditation guidelines and to evaluate their ability to conduct organic agriculture inspection and certification ef...

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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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DA-BAFS Assessment Team conducted an audit of a core PGS Group situated in the Municipality of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato.

The DA-BAFS Assessment Team conducted an audit of a core PGS Group situated in the Municipality of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato. This audit was conducted from February 20 to 22, 2024, as part of the group's application process to become an accredited organic certifying body (OCB) with BAFS. The primary objective was to determine if the group complied with the necessa...