Monthly Archives: April 2013

Organic farmers in the Philippines welcome extension of PGS recognition for another 3 years

After more than two years of information campaigns, networking and lobbying, recognition of PGS and other types of organic certification will be given an extension of another three years. The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture recently issued DA Administrative Order No. 08, Series of 2013, entitled: Amendment to Rules 15.1 and 17.1 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act (RA) 10068 otherwise known as “The Organic Agriculture Act of 2010”. The issuance of the order is timely as PGS and other forms of certification will only be recognized up until April of this year.