Courtesy Call of New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines (September 16, 2022)

Author: DA-AFID | 16 September 2022

Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban and New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Peter Kell met on September 16, 2022 to discuss possible agricultural trade and cooperation between the Philippines and New Zealand.

The meeting aims to further strengthen partnership in areas such as market access of high value products, research and development, livelihood assistance to local farmers   and other initiatives that will help the agriculture sector generate high-quality product suitable for export market.

The officials also discussed possible collaboration to address climate change.

During the meeting, His Excellency Kell expressed his appreciation for the support of the Philippines to New Zealand.

This includes the ongoing “Mango Project” with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the DA-High Value Crops Development Program (DA-HVCDP), which seeks to address issue on Maximum Residue Limit (MRLs) for pesticides.

Sr. Usec. Panganiban invited the Ambassador to visit Guimaras Island, known as “The Mango Capital of the Philippines”. ### (photos by Adones Buhayan, DA-AFID)