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

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 Office for Agricultural Services (POAS) - Guimaras, conducted a field data gathering activity in Guimaras on May 30-31, 2024. The sites visited included the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) - National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center, as well as two PhilGAP-certified mango farms.

This activity is part of the development of an Explanatory Manual (EM) for the Philippine National Standards (PNS) Code of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Mango. The team documented practices and facilities essential for the development of the EM.

​The EM serves as a supporting document for the PNS, providing additional notes, clarifications, and relevant images for specific provisions or requirements of the adopted food safety PNS.###