Pursuant to Section 24 of Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, the government shall extend incentives such as sibsidies for certification fees and other support services to facilitate organic certification shall be provided to farmers whose farms have been duly certified as compliant to the Philippine National Standards.

Two public consultative meetings for the development of Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Silo were held to gather comments and inputs from stakeholders from different areas of the Philippines. The 3rd working draft of the PNS for Silo was presented in both consultations.

After a series of Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted Public Consultative Meetings (PCM) for the development of Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Peanut Grinder. Comments and inputs from different stakeholders on the 4th working draft PNS for Peanut Grinder were taken.

JULY 16, 2018 -- Awarding of Official Accreditation Certificate to the OCCP Inspection and Certification Services, Inc. (OCCP-ICSI) - Awarded by Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD to Ms. Leilani Ramona K. Limpin (CEO, OCCP-ICSI) together with the Certification Manager and Admin Staff. The awarding was witnessed by the technical personnel of the Accreditation Section of the Organic Agriculture Division of the Bureau.