The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 5 (DA-RFO5) headed by Regional Executive Director, Rodel P. Tornilla represented by DA-Regional Technical Director, Luz Marcelino in partnership with the Provincial Government of Albay headed by Governor Al Francis Bichara through Albay Provincial Agricultural Office headed by Provincial Agriculturist, Cheryll Rebeta with the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) and State Universities and Colleges (SUC’s) held a Consultative Meeting among the offices and agencies that comprise the Provincial-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) yesterday, February 3, 2021.

This system is a collaborative program which aims to develop Agri-Enterprise, technology adaption and demonstration, massive Multi-level capacity building and institutional strengthening.

The Province of Albay will be the pilot province in the Bicol Region for PAFES, implementation of the said program in order to boost the Agri-Fishery sector this year and strengthen the Agricultural extension services to farmers and fishers in Bicol.