In line with the goal to attain a gender-responsive governance, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has conducted its 2016 Gender and Development (GAD) Year End Assessment and Planning Workshop held on November 9-11, 2016 at the El Cielito Hotel, Makati City.
Participants of the GAD Year End Assessment and Planning Workshop.
The said workshop aimed to assess the 2016 GAD accomplishments, review the 2017 GAD Plan and Budget and propose for 2018 GAD activities.
Among the activities that the BAI will implement for the succeeding years include the mainstreaming of gender equality, conduct of trainings on livestock production and assessment of the women's involvement in livestock program activities.
Ms. Emily E. Victorio presenting the 2016 GAD accomplishments of the Livestock Research and Development Division (LRDD).
Ms. Emelina A. Lopez, GAD Focal Person, expressed her appreciation to the participants for their continued support to GAD program. She further encouraged them to propose other activities that will enhance the abilities of women and men for them to contribute and benefit from the national development.
With the implementation of GAD program in the agency, the BAI anticipates to build a sound understanding on the importance of addressing gender issue in livestock programs, projects and activities.
The Bureau of Animal Industry- Livestock Research and Development Division (BAI-LRDD) in partnership with the Philippine Association of Research Managers, Inc. (PHILARM) conducted a “Training-Workshop on Research Design, Data Analysis and Interpretation” on October 11-13, 2016 at the ASR3, Animal And Dairy Sciences Cluster (ADSC), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and BP International Makiling, Jamboree Site, Los Baños, Laguna.
Participants of the training.
The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) and Department of Health (DOH) has declared the municipalities of Romblon, Romblon, San Jose, Romblon and Pan de Azukar Islands of Concepcion, Iloilo as Rabies Free Zones during the celebration of the World Rabies Day on September 28, 2016 at the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) Conference Hall, BAI Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
The Philippines is now recognized as country-free from African Horse Sickness (AHS) by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The recognition was awarded during the 84th General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates held from May 22-27,2016 at Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France.
The Philippine Delegation led by Asec . Davinio P. Catbagan, BAI Director Rubina O. Cresencio and Dr. Joselito R. Somga of BFAR receiving the certificate from OIE.
Usec. Reaño while delivering his message
“Our vision is to have an [livestock] industry with clear direction and goal in mind.”
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is at the forefront in anchoring the Philippine animal industry to progress and global competitiveness.
With the theme " Gearing Towards a More Vibrant and Competitive Animal Industry in 2020," the BAI is celebrating its 86th Founding Anniversary on February 29-March 4, 2016.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) through its Animal Genetic Infusion Projects (AGIP) Team conducted a cattle selection from October 4-13, 2015 in Australia as part of the animal breeder importation under the National Livestock Program (NLP)-funded Expanded Breeder Cattle Lease Ownership Program (EBCLOP).
The group’s mission was to select 1,367 head of purebred registered, purebred commercial Brahman and Ausie Red Dairy as well as hi-grade commercial class pregnant heifers and purebred or fullblood registered Brahman and Wagyu bulls.
Commercial heifers loading from Hayfield Station, Daly Waters