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Philippine Poultry and Livestock Virtual Summit (Aug. 27, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 27 August 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted the crucial role of the poultry sector in the growth of the agriculture sector during his opening address for the “Philippine Poultry and Livestock Virtual Summit” on August 27, 2021.

Poultry production accounts for 13% of agriculture gross value added (GVA) and dressed chicken production in the Philippines surged 40% between 2009 and 2018, increasing from a million metric tons to 1.4 million.

In the second quarter of 2021, the poultry subsector also logged a 2.5% growth rate.

The summit aimed at discussing the challenges and opportunities in the Philippine poultry industry wherein Secretary Dar also reported the Department’s plans and investments in the subsector including the establishment of postharvest and processing facilities. (Photo by Ardy Tompong, DA-AFID)

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