Bureau of Post Harvest Research and Extension (Philippines)
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|Formed||May 24, 1978|
|Parent agency||Department of Agriculture|
The Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE), formerly known as the National Postharvest Institute for Research and Extension (NAPHIRE), is a bureau of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines.
It was created on May 24, 1978 through Presidential Decree 1380 to spearhead the development of the country’s postharvest industry.
As a subsidiary of the National Grains Authority (NGA) in 1980, BPRE’s powers and functions were expanded through LOI 1142 to include other agricultural commodities in line with the conversion of NGA to the National Food Authority (NFA).
In 1986, BPRE became an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture through Executive Order 116.