About PCAF

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) is an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA) which facilitates broad-based participatory ­­processes in the agriculture and fisheries sector. It provides quality services to a nationwide network of private sector-led consultative councils at the national, regional and local levels for the formulation of sound policies, plans and programs.

EO 116 mandated the PCAF to: Act as advisory body to the DA to ensure the success of its programs and activities; and Establish nationwide network of agricultural and fishery councils to serve as the forum for consultative and continuing discussions within agriculture and fisheries sectors.

PCAF is the result of the consolidation of two agencies – the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) and Livestock Development Council (LDC) as per EO 366, Series of 2004. It is envisioned to be an effective and efficient catalyst of Public-Private Partnership in developing the agriculture and fisheries sectors towards a vibrant national economy that values people empowerment and good governance. To achieve this vision, the agency shall ensure a participatory broad-based consultation through the provision of quality services to a nationwide network of private sector-led consultative councils towards the formulation of sound policy and programs for sustained development.

Do you have what it takes to become part of the PCAF Family? Are you what the PCAF is looking for? If you are willing to get a job at the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries, apply now! Below is/are the hyperlinked headline which you can access the available job vacancy:

READ MORE: PCAF has opportunities available to apply (Deadline of Application is on December 9, 2022)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address, and/or access the link below not later than the application deadline:

  • Letter of Intent/ Application Letter, indicating the specific position and correct plantilla item no.
  • Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) 
  • Work Experience Sheet which can be downloaded HERE;
  • Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable);
  • Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license; and
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records for Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctorate degree;
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Trainings relevant to the desired position.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier, and/or apply by clicking and accessing the link below:

Chief, HRDS 
PCAF, Apacible Hall, DA Compound
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City


PCAF is highly encouraging eligible and qualified individuals among the persons with disabilities (PWD), members of indigenous communities, and those from any sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) to apply for a job and explore a career with them.

PCAF History

1958 - The National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) started as rice and corn coordinating Council (RCCC) on June 14, 1958 by virtue of Republic Act 2084. 

It was created during the time when the government aims to attain self-sufficiency in both rice and corn and provide adequate measures to ensure a permanent stability in the production of these commodities by marshaling all government agencies to increase rice and corn production at a minimum cost.

1964 - RCCC became the Rice and Corn Authority (RCA) by virtue of Executive Order No. 62, series of 1964 signed by then President Diosdado Macapagal.

It was created due to numerous government agencies charged with interrelated functions relative to stabilization of the rice and corn industries creating confusion and unintegrated measures which frustrate government efforts to insure the public for ample supply of rice and corn at prices within their reach.

1966 - RCA was replaced by the Rice and Corn Production Coordinating Council (RCPCC) thru an Executive Order No. 50, series of 1996 signed in October 17, 1966 by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

RCPCC was then the government agency that has the sole power and responsibility of implementing the Rice and Corn Production Program to avoid confusion among the implementing agencies, as well as the farmers.

1969 - Three years later, the country's food requirement outgrew the effectiveness of the RCPCC. Thus, in 1969, the National Food and Agriculture Council (NFAC) was formed thru an Executive Order No. 183, series of 1969 under the Office of the President.

NFAC was headed by the Secretary Agriculture and Natural Resources as Chairman- Coordination with the head of agencies related to food production including Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines and Presidents of various lending institutions as members.

1976 - The Livestock Development Council (LDC) was created under the administrative supervision of the Department of Agriculture (DA) by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 914 signed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos on March 29, 1976.

The LDC was created to support the policy of the government to promote the development of the livestock industry in order to increase the supply of livestock and livestock products and to attain self-sufficiency in food commodities of animal origin.

1986 - After the EDSA Revolution in 1986, former President Corazon Aquino signed an Executive Order 116, renaming the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) into Ministry of Agriculture reorganizing its units, integrating all offices and agencies whose functions relate to agriculture and fishery into the ministry.

The NFAC as an agency was reorganized structurally and functionally and renamed as National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) which serves as Secretariat to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Under E.O. 116, NAFC was mandated to create consultative bodies of the national, regional, provincial, municipal levels, primarily to promote private sector participation in agricultural and fisheries development through consultation, advocacy, planning, and monitoring and project evaluation.

2013 - On June 26, 2013, NAFC and LDC were consolidated into a new entity under the name Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries or PCAF, by virtue of E.O. 366.

The functions of the NAFC and LDC are transferred to the PCAF in line with the intent to pursue functional and holistic rather than a sectorial approach in dealing with agricultural and fisheries issues and concerns. 

2015 - Physical consolidation of NAFC and LDC