DA Attached Agencies and Bureaus
The BSWM is committed to continuously search for the best and precise soil and water management practices and technology and their promotion to specific appropriate locations. Central to these efforts is the participation of the BSWM in the establishment of applicable and cost-efficient science-based technologies that ensure sustainable food production without sacrificing the quality of natural resources for the sake of future generations.
The Bureau of Plant Industry Shall be responsible for: The production planning of improved seeds and planting materials, protection of agricultural crops from pests and diseases, and development and improvement of farm equipment and other related structures to the plant industry The preparation of program for selection, production and certification of improved seeds and planting materials, as well as guidelines for its implementation Recommending plant quarantine policies Prescribing rules and regulations for the prevention, control and eradication of pests, diseases and injuries to plant and plant products and Recommending plans, programs, policies, rules and regulation for the plant industry sector.
The central body for Research and Development system for agriculture and fisheries in the Philippines.
Pursuant to Republic Act 3639 creating the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) on January 1, 1930 and Executive Order 292 Administrative Code of 1987, BAI is mandated to perform the following task: Shall formulate long and short-term programs for the development and expansion of the livestock, poultry and dairy industries to meet the requirements of the growing populace. Recommend specific policies and procedures governing the flow of livestock products through the various stages of marketing as well as the proper preservation and inspection of such product. Coordinate and monitor the activities and projects relating to livestock and allied industry. Prescribe standards for the quality of manufacture, importation , labeling, advertising, distribution and sale of livestock, poultry, and allied industry. For it own sector, recommend plans and programs policies rules and implementation of the same.
To generate, extend and commercialize appropriate and problem-oriented postproduction technologies and practices to reduce losses, improve food and feed quality maximize the benefits to the various stakeholder.
To set and implement standards for fresh, primary- and secondary processed agricultural and fishery products.
Section 14(b) and 20(b) of Executive Order No. 116 mandated the Agricultural Training Institute to: Train Agricultural extension workers and there clientele. Conduct multiple level training programs to promote and accelerate rural development. Ensure that research results are communicated to the farmers through appropriate training and extension activities.
The BFAR has been operating as a staff bureau under the Department of Agriculture (DA) since 1987 to date. With the enactment of the Philippine Fisheries code of 1998 (RA 8550), BFAR shall be transform to a line Bureau Under the DA. Pursuant to this code, the Department through the BFAR is mandated to: Enhance the income and improve the quality of life of rural fishing families Attain and maintain self-sufficiency in fish. Optimize utilization of fish and other aquatic resources. Increase exportation of traditional and non-traditional fish and fishery export products Archive and maintain the optimum productive condition of the country's fisheries and aquatic resources.
  Administering the Comprehensive Agricultural Loan Fund and promotes innovative financing schemes for the agricultural sector.
Assures the agricultural sector of adequate supplies of fertilizer and pesticides at responsible prices, rationalizing the manufacture and marketing of fertilizer, protecting the public from the risk inherent in the use of pesticides and educating the agricultural sector in the use of this inputs.
Promote the accelerated growth and development of Philippine fibers in all aspect including research, production, processing, marketing and trade regulation.
 Formulate and establish comprehensive policies and guidelines. Formulate livestock and poultry development program. Assist, coordinate and integrate government and private sector activities. Coordinate, integrate and supervise livestock programs of the government. Evaluate and monitor the activities and accomplishment of government agencies implementing livestock program. Serve as forum between the private and government sector to identify the industry's problem and trusts for policy formulation.
SEAFDEC/Aquaculture Dept.  was established in July 1973 to pursue aquaculture research and development in the region.
The central policy determining and directing body tasked to ensure accelerated development of the Philippine Dairy Industry.
  Handles Irrigation Development and Management.
Promulgate and implement policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations governing post- production flow of livestock and meat and meat products (both locally produced and imported) through the various stages of marketing and proper handling, inspection, processing, storage and preservation of such products.
Improve the living conditions and raise the quality of life of farmers, including those who depend upon the industry for their livelihood. Promote the balance and integrated growth and development of the tobacco industry to make agriculture a solid basis industrialization.
To conserve, propagate and promote the carabao as source of draft animal power, meat, milk and hide to benefit the rural farmers.
Promote the rapid integrated development and growth of the coconut and oil crop industry in all its aspects to ensure that the coconut farmers become direct participants in and beneficiaries of such development and growth (P.D. 1468).
Provide Insurance and protection to farmers against losses arising from natural disasters as well as plant diseases and pest infestation, initially to palay crops and later on the other crops.
 To promote the development of the fishing industry and improve efficiency in the handling, preserving, marketing and distribution of fish and efficient operation of fish ports, fish markets and other marketing facilities necessary for the development of the fishing industry.
 Accelerate the flow of investments and credit resources in to the countryside so as to trigger the vigorous growth and development of rural: - Productivity - Employment and enterprises - Livelihood and income opportunities
The SRA is the principal agency of the Philippine Government responsible for the promotion of the growth and development of the sugar industry through greater and significant participation of the private sector, and to improve the working condition of the sugar workers.
Acts as advisory body to the Department of Agriculture. Serves as the forum for consultation in the agricultural and fishery sectors.
CODA is the sole agency of the government tasked to undertake initiatives that will spur the growth of the local cotton industry through cotton research, development and extension.
To plan, undertake, coordinate, and fund a national R&D program for rice and rice-based farming systems
National Food Authority is vested the functions of ensuring the food security of the country and the stability of supply and price of the staple grain-rice.
   
Statistical Agencies:

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Philippines' independent economic development and planning agency.

National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). Philippines' policy making and coordinating body on statistical matters.

Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES). The BLES generates establishment-based labor data, such as labor turnover, labor practices, organizations, occupational injuries and illnesses.

Philippine Statistical Association (PSA). The PSA is the Philippines' sole scientific society of professionals from academe, government and the private sector committed to the promotion of the proper use of statistics.

National Statistics Office (NSO). The NSO generates data on population, housing, agriculture, fisheries, business, industry, prices and households through periodic censuses and sample surveys. It also processes and compiles administrative-based statistics on domestic and foreign trade, business permits and vital statistics from the civil registration system.