THE WAY FORWARD │ Level Up Philippine Agriculture!

Meeting with Ambassador of France to the Philippines Nicolas Galey

Author: DA Communications Group | 7 January 2020

Secretary William Dar and Ambassador of France to the Philippines Nicolas Galey discussed mutual goals to enhance the agricultural cooperation and trade between the Philippines and France during the ambassador’s visit to the Department of Agriculture (DA) on January 6, 2020. The two countries will continue to implement the Administrative Arrangement on Agricultural Cooperation particularly in terms of capacity building for cooperatives, dairy, food safety, and intellectual property.

Ambassador Galey said that the Philippines has a big potential to cater to the French consumers. He also expressed support to the DA’s initiatives under a new development framework. According to the ambassador, the importance of agriculture in France can be seen through the Rungis International Market in Paris, which is the biggest fresh produce market in the world.

Dar also shared the DA’s plans to enhance the food terminals in the Philippines that will apply the principles of modernization, industrialization, and inclusive agribusiness. (Photos by Alarico Nuestro, DA-AFID)