The Philippine Native Animal Development (PNAD) Program Stakeholders Meeting was held on October 25, 2013 at the OD Conference Room, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Private producers, local government units (LGUs), funding agencies, academe and researchers took part in the said activity. The participants worked in small groups to discuss their roles and what they can contribute to the program to develop native animals. They identified challenges and its possible solutions as recommendations for inclusion in the program’s road map. There were also discussions on market requirements and potential collaboration of the different stakeholders.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), as the lead agency in implementing the Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998 in the Philippines, continuously spearheads programs and activities that aim to protect the animals against cruelty through education and advocacy. This year, the BAI, partnering with the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF), Inc., conducted various activities to celebrate the Animal Welfare Week. This event is held every first week of October in accordance to Presidential Proclamation No. 715 dated October 11, 2004 by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The theme for this year’s celebration is “sa bansang progresibo, pagpapahalaga sa hayop ay aktibo”.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) through its Waste Management Program is pro-actively promoting “Waste-to-Energy” Project that disseminates the Biogas Technology through interactive seminar-workshop, farmers’ forum and construction of biogas digester for techno-demo.
DA Secretary Alcala, First Secretary Aoki, Agriculture, Embassy of Japan and Mayor Alilio of Lemery unveiled the first Japan 2KR Rehabilitated and Modernized LOM in the Philippines
Department of Agriculture Secretary, Hon. Proceso Alcala, Hon. Ryutaro Aoki, First Secretary, Agriculture, Embassy of Japan, and Mayor Charisma Alilio of the Municipality of Lemery, Batangas inaugurated the first rehabilitated and modernized Livestock “Oksyon” Market of Lemery.
As part of its commitment to continuously produce quality researches, the Bureau of Animal Industry- Research Division (BAI-RD) in partnership with Southern Tagalog Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (STARRDEC) held its In-House R & D Review last July 11-12, 2013 at the Animal Products Development Center (APDC), Marulas, Valenzuela City.
The two-day activity attended by 35 participants mostly from the Research Division, Marketing Development Division and Livestock Development Division, served as a venue to present, to review and to share R & D findings and experiences among researchers and colleagues in various disciplines. The research papers were divided into two categories: Completed and On-going R & D Papers. Invited technical staff from the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and professors from the University of Rizal Systems (URS) and Cavite State University (CavSU) served as external evaluators and board of judges during the review.