OIC-Chief Science Research Specialist
Standards Development Division
Philippine Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standards
Ms. Lara Vivas-Navarro is a graduate of BS Food Technology from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and holds a Diploma on Supply Chain Management from the Supply Management Institute of the Philippines. She currently serves as the OIC-Chief Science Research Specialist (SRS) of the Standards Development Division of the Philippine Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standards (BAFS). Among her tasks include the supervision of the development of various Philippine National Standards for agriculture, fishery, and mechanization. Likewise, she serves as the technical secretariat for the Special Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Organic Agriculture (TF-ASOA) and assists in the work of the Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Horticulture Produce and Other Food Crops (TF-MASHP). Ms. Navarro also serves as the focal person on Good Agriculture Practice for Rice (GAP Rice) and Code of Hygienic Practice for Natural Ingredients.