Meeting on Seaweed Farming (November 14, 2022)

Author: DA-AFID | 14 November 2022

Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban met Mr. Domingo O. Ang, Chairman of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (PhilExport) and Mr. Oscar Gonzales (seaweed farming consultant) on November 14, 202, to discuss the current situation of the local seaweed industry.

During the meeting, Ang proposed that assistance be extended to the industry, including support and interventions, to boost production and make seaweed farming a sustainable livelihood program. He stressed that credit and financial aid must also be made available to seaweed farmers.

Other topics discussed include fisheries and possible bilateral cooperations with other countries. ### (photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)