Policies and Programs

Food Production

Food Production consists of programs which intend to foster self-sufficiency and mitigate hunger.

Food Security Policies and Programs Description Year/s Implemented Implementing Agencies
Organic Agriculture Program

Promote, propagate, develop further and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines

Legal Basis: R.A. 10068 – Organic Agriculture Act of 2010

2010 to present Bureau of Plant Industry
Gulayan sa Paaralan Program

Promote food security in schools and   communities through self-help food production activities and value among learners and the appreciation of agriculture as a life support system.

Legal Basis: None

2011 - 2016 Bureau of Plant Industry
Agri-Pinoy Urban Agriculture

DA aims to attain food self-reliance and self-sufficiency in the country by enhancing the capabilities of the Filipino people in the production of their own food through the adoption of various means of vegetable and other alternative staple crop production. The Congressional Districts believe that communal gardens can showcase small-scale food production model in the urban setting to mitigate hunger and ensure family food security. The Program aims to integrate farming into the lifestyle of urban dwellers by introducing the values of basic food production, healthy food systems and clean urban environment. It was initially implemented at the National Capital Region (NCR) being the largest urban center in the country. Communal gardens were established in the 30 Congressional Districts of NCR.

April 2012 to present Department of Agriculture (DA); Congressional Districts /LGUs
Dairy Farm Accreditation Program

An initiated program of the National Dairy Authority (NDA), in response to the creation of a Livestock and Poultry Farm Accreditation Program for all food animals including dairy cattle and water buffaloes.

Existing Dairy farms are evaluated  based on the set criteria on best farm practices and farm’s potentials, specifically on:

  1. Cleanliness
  2. Hygiene, Quality. Health & Waste Control Practices
  3. Farm Resources
  4. Farm Records

The farm ratings serve as the basis for accreditation and renewal.

Legal Basis: Administrative Order No. 09, issued last March 4, 2005

Dairy Farm Accreditation (DFA)
Central Technical Working Group (CTWG)

2006 - 2010 National Dairy Authority (NDA)