Post Harvest & Marketing Program
January – December 31, 2021
January – December 31, 2022
Focus on interventions that will help reduce post-harvest losses, protect the health of the consumers, increase fisheries exports, establish appropriate product standards, implement quality inspection procedures for fishery products, and provision of transport for better market access are needed. With the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), fish processing establishments and other fish post-harvest facilities are now compelled to comply with the sanitary and phytosanitary standards to ensure the continuous acceptability of exported fish products in the international markets. Moreover, the Program through the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) shall provide and improve fisheries infrastructure facilities in the regional and municipal fish ports, ice-plants and cold storages. BFAR continuously supports small-scale fish processing plants, and maintenance and rehabilitation of technology stations and facilities. Higher value of production can be obtained by reducing post-harvest losses without compromising the quality of the fish. The Bureau aims to continue the distribution of post-harvest facilities and equipment such as fishmarts, fish stalls, freezing equipment, smokehouses, elevated solar dryers, seaweed dryer, freezers, vacuum packers and among others. For FY2023, a total 603 of post-harvest facilities and equipment will be distributed to 273 individual beneficiaries and 190 groups. Moreover, the Bureau continuously maintain the operations of the five processing plants: one each at NFDC, Binloc, Dagupan City; Santo Tomas, La Union; Hagonoy, Bulacan; and Mercedes, Camarines Norte and in Bula, Camarines Sur.
Market Development Services
The intensification of our domestic and international markets will assure our fisherfolk that their produce will be catered to regardless of its volume. The Market Development Services aims to augment the value and competitiveness of our products by giving our fisherfolk more market opportunities through public and private partnership. In return, the Bureau intends to create awareness on fishery products to gain more access to both domestic and international markets.
As a response, 4,876 market monitoring, 10 investment/industry fora and 160 agri-aqua fairs/exhibits will be conducted and participated, and 86 business/credit matching and 6 investments will be facilitated in FY2023.
Further, the Bureau will continuously participate as well as organize KADIWA activities (KADIWA ni Ani at Kita, KADIWA on Wheels, KADIWA Mobile Palengke) nationwide together with regional counterparts, LGUs, suppliers (i.e. associations, individuals, MSMEs) that main goal is to provide available, accessible and affordable fish and fisheries products to household beneficiaries.