Policy, Planning, and Socio-Economic Division
Policy Study on the Implementation of Pinoy Quality Seal (or Quality Assurance System) for the Local Agri-Fisheries Machinery Sector
(March 10, 2023 to December 31, 2023)
Department of Agriculture – Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (DA-PCAF)
Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization (BIOMECH)
Dr. Ronel S. Pangan – Project Leader
Engr. Marck Ferdie V. Eusebio – Study Leader L3
Engr. Marie Jehosa B. Reyes – Study Leader L3
Engr. Marife R. Santiago – Study Leader L3
Engr. Glenmar DC. Enriquez – University Research Associate II
Ms. Diane Jewel E. Bondad – University Research Associate II
Ms. Jerusha Anne Charnette B. Glindro – Clerk III
Dr. Victor A. Rodulfo Jr.
Dr. Maria Victoria L. Larona
Engr. Jose D. de Ramos
Rationale and Background:
The PQS project is an offshoot of the DA-PCAF-funded project entitled, “Roadmap to Transform the Philippine Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing into a Competitive, Productive, Innovative and Sustainable Industry”, which was also implemented by BIOMECH. The roadmap was approved for implementation and adoption by the Department of Agriculture in Administrative Order No. 12, S. 2022, dated May 25, 2022. The formulation of policy guidelines for the implementation of a unified Pinoy Quality Seal or Quality Assurance System for local agri-fisheries machinery will strengthen the local machinery assembly and manufacturing in support of the Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Law of 2013 and its National Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Program (NAFMP).
The general objective of the policy study is to formulate policy guidelines for the Implementation of Unified Pinoy Quality Seal (Quality Assurance System) for Local Agri-Fisheries Machinery.
Study 1. Benchmark study on implementation of quality seal for agri-fisheries machinery in the country and a selected country with progressive agri-fisheries machinery manufacturing processes
Study 2. Formulate implementation guidelines and rules for the implementation of quality seal for agri-fisheries machinery in the Philippines
Study 3. Conduct of workshops/consultation meetings/forum for the formulated guidelines and policies for the implementation of quality seal/quality assurance system for local agri-fisheries machinery
Study 4. Pre-pilot implementation of the Pinoy Quality Seal to fine tune the provisions of the system