THE WAY FORWARD │ Level Up Philippine Agriculture!


Author: DA Communications Group | 17 October 2019

To intensify the agribusiness support for the Filipino farmers and fisherfolk, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) during the 45th Philippine Business Conference Expo on October 17, 2019 at the Manila Hotel.

Signed by DA Secretary William Dar, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, and PCCI President Alegria Sibal Limjoco, the MOU reinforces the commitment of the government and the private sector for a stronger collaboration and implementation of the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expositions (ASPIRE) to support growth in agriculture.

The agreement hopes to create more businesses and jobs to the rural community by linking farmers directly to the market. It will integrate marketing development support services to farmers, fisherfolk, micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and other stakeholders.

Dar and Lopez also signed a separate MOU as a commitment of DA and DTI to proactively work together in increasing the growth of agriculture sector and promoting agribusiness entrepreneurs. (Photos by Darius Mangampo, DA-AFID)