FPA gears for Agency-wide ISO Certification
“We will not stop with just one office under FPA to be ISO Certified. We shall aim that FPA will be ISO 9001: 2015 certified covering all of its mandate.”
LSD applies for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation
On February 26-27, 2019, the Laboratory Services Division (LSD) underwent an initial assessment for its application for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation.
FPA holds dialogue with pesticide stakeholders, MoA Labelling Guidance on pesticides pushed
FPA accommodated the request of CropLife Asia and the Crop Protection Association of the Philippines (CPAP) to hold a dialogue with pesticide industry stakeholders to deliberate matters and developments relevant to their sector.
FPA sets 2019 direction through annual planning workshop
As an annual activity to set commitments based on proposed budgets for the new calendar year, FPA conducted its Annual Planning Workshop at Los Banos, Laguna.
The workshop commenced through presentation and discussion of the Field Unit’s IPCR and DPCR by the Field Operations and Coordination Unit (FOCU) headed by SuzettieAlcaide on February 6.
FPA strategy map 2019-2022 finalized
FPA has finally released its strategy map 2019-2022, a framework which presents the strategies of the agency in fulfilling its four strategic thrusts-- fertilizer and pesticide regulation, education and product stewardship, harmonization with international standards and good governance.
FPA exec participates in Geneva Basel Convention, condemns entry of domestic hazardous wastes to PH
FPA Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan attended the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-14), the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-9) and the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-9) in Geneva, Switzerland on April 29- May 10, 2019.
Four FPA technical employees attend ATI’s extension delivery training course
To address the need to capacitate extension personnel to support more efficient and effective delivery of agricultural services to the grassroots, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a series of training on extension delivery system for extension service providers from attached agencies and bureaus of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
Five associations sign MOU with FPA for conduct of training programs for ARCO, CPA and Researchers
Five associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FPA for the conduct of education, training and motivation programs for agricultural pesticide applicators (CPA), Responsible Care Officers (ARCO) and Researchers, on April 16.
Online platform for promotion of GAD in FPA launched
To provide a portal for sharing information on mainstreaming gender and development within the Agency, members of the FPA Gender and Development Committee spearheaded the launching of the online GAD Corner on May 30, 2019 at the FPA Function Hall. Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan and Acting Deputy Director for Fertilizer Antonio Cruz led the unveiling ceremony.
FPA keeps pace with agriculture’s global challenges in its 42nd Foundation Anniversary
Bearing the theme: ‘42 years of continually improving regulatory services to keep pace with agriculture’s global challenges,’ FPA celebrated its 42nd foundation anniversary at the FPA Central Office Auditorium on May 30, 2019.