QUEZON CITY -- The Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), is the lead country for the development of ASEAN Standard for Organic Agriculture (ASOA). The development of the ASOA started from 2013 to 2015 aiming to have common requirements among the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in organic production. The standard provides the minimum requirements for plants (including mushroom) production, wild harvest (excluding honey), post-harvest, processing, handling, storage, transport and labelling of organic produce, and processed products.

Public Consultative Meeting (PUBCON) for the Development of Philippine National Standards (PNS): Code of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) for Dairy Cattle and Water Buffalo, Beef Cattle and Buffalo, Goat and Sheep in the following Regions (IV-A, VII and X) had been conducted successfully by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards in cooperation with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices.