Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Courtesy Meeting with Colombia Ambassador (Feb 16, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 16 February 2022

Philippine Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Colombia Ambassador Marcela Ordoñez met on February 16, 2022, to discuss renewed partnership between the two countries.

In his message, Agriculture Secretary expressed high hopes that trade cooperation of the Philippines with Colombia will continue. He also conveyed a possible elevated partnership on technological pursuits related to knowledge exchange or technology sharing for the development of e-learning materials, and stressed the importance of collaborating with the private sector.

According to Sec. Dar, engaging in a business with consolidated farmers or cooperatives, highlighting the Filipino farmers’ roles as professional managers, and giving importance to the human capital to allow for bigger economic opportunities especially during digital age, are some of the key areas the Department of Agriculture are focusing on.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Ordoñez expressed the need to increase all exchanges with the Philippines including sharing of best practices as a way forward. She is also eager to share Columbia’s readiness and willingness to partner with the Philippines on various trade cooperation. ### (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)