The development of Philippine National Standard (PNS) on Taro Leaves was initially undertaken by the Bureau of Agriculture Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) of the Department of Agriculture in consequence to apparent increase in demand of an orderly domestic and export marketing of Philippine indigenous crops.

In collaboration with the members of the Technical Working Group, Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF), Department of Science & Technology - Region V and Department of Agriculture of Region V, and the Bureau of Agriculture Fisheries Product Standards created through Special Order No. 048 s. 2006 convened series of technical reviews and public consultation on the draft standard for taro leaves.

BAFPS deemed it necessary to adopt a standard providing common understanding on the essential composition, classes, characterization and quality factors, marketing, sampling, and hygienic practices for handling of taro leaves.

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