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Pagsibol: Philippine Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Summit 2024 Opening (May 3, 2024)

Author: DA-AFID | 3 May 2024

Agriculture Secretary Francisco P. Tiu Laurel, Jr. and First Lady Marie Louise Araneta-Marcos led the opening of Pagsibol: The Philippine Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Summit 2024 on May 3 at One Ayala Mall in Makati City. 

In his message, Secretary Tiu Laurel recognized the potential contribution of the horticulture and urban agriculture industry to the country’s economic growth. He also expressed support to the industry by declaring that Pagsibol should be an annual event.

Pagsibol, a three-day conference and exhibit, aims to create a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, innovation, and collective action among key stakeholders for the growth of the Philippine agriculture sector.  

Co-organized by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), DA-High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), DA-National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program (NUPAP), and the DA-Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), the event will also highlight the status, challenges, potentials, and innovations of horticulture and urban agriculture. ### (photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID/Jay Morales, DA-OSEC)