Bureau of Plant Industry (Philippines)

The Philippines' Bureau of Plant Industry, (Filipino: Kawanihan ng Paghahalaman, abbreviated as BPI) is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Agriculture responsible for serving and supporting the Philippine plant industry sector.

Bureau of Plant Industry
Kawanihan ng Paghahalaman
Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).svg
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 30, 1987
Annual budget₱1.02 billion Php (2018)[1]
Agency executive
  • George Y. Culaste, Director
Parent agencyDepartment of Agriculture


On January 1, 1930 by virtue of Act 3639 of the Philippine Legislature, the Bureau of Agriculture was split to the Bureau of Animal Industry and Bureau of Plant Industry. The said Act defined the powers and functions of the two agencies. The Bureau of Animal Industry taking over all activities concerning animals, animal diseases, and industrialization of animal products and the Bureau of Plant Industry taking over the tasks on plant research and crop production.

As created through series of laws, Executive and Administrative Orders, BPI has the primary tasks of:

  • Promoting the development of plant industries through research and development;
  • Crop production,
  • Crop protection, and
  • Effective technology promotion and transfer.

Through Executive order 116 of President Corazon Aquino on January 30, 1987, BPI was reorganized to become a staff bureau under the production group of the renamed Department of Agriculture.

On December 15, 2000, the Bureau of Plant Industry under the leadership of Atty. BLO Umpar Adiong, was certified as ISO 9002 and considered as having a world class management system.

In 2014, Assistant Secretary Paz J. Benavidez II of the Department of Agriculture was named OIC Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry. She replaced Director Clarito Barron.


  1. ^ "Genera appropriations act" (PDF). www.dbm.gov.ph. 2018. Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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