National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB)
As defined in R.A. 10068 and as strengthened by R.A. 11511, the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) is a comprehensive organic agricultural program established "through the promotion and commercialization of organic farming practices, cultivation and adoption of production and processing methods which have already been developed, or to be developed, continuing research and upgrading thereof, the capacity building of farmers and the education of consumers thereon, the extension of assistance to local government units (LGU's), peoples' organizations (POs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders including individuals and groups who are practicing and promoting these methods as well as those who are willing to do other pertinent activities, and documentation and evaluation of the program."
The National Organic Agricultural Board (NOAB) was also organized to serve as the policy-making body providing direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the National Organic Agricultural Program. The NOAB is attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA) and ensures "full participation of POs, NGOs and the general public through coordination and consultative mechanisms such as, but not limited to, public hearings, meetings and joint projects."
NOAB Laws and Issuances:
2. Implementing Guidelines for the Provision of Scholarship Grants to Students Enrolled in BS Agriculture Majoring in Organic Agriculture or Other Undergraduate Programs with Certain Specializations on Organic Agriculture