Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

RP, India Bilateral Meeting (April 21, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 21 April 2022

India Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hosted a brief bilateral meeting with Philippine Agriculture Secretary William Dar and the members of the Philippine delegation at the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, in Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, on April 22, 2022.

The two countries agreed to renew partnership and forge stronger technical cooperation to sustainably increase food production for both countries, provide Filipino and Indian farmers higher income, and achieve a more balanced trade of goods.

Minister Tomar thanked Secretary Dar for visiting India once again, after spending 15 years in Hyderabad as the Director-General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), from 2000 to 2014.

Joining the agri chief during the bilateral meeting were Philippine Ambassador to India Ramon Bagatsing, Jr., Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Boitte Santos, Vice Consul Mark Anthony Dizon, DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes, DA’s Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority Deputy Director Myer Mula, Head Executive Assistant Alexander Arizabal, and Planters Products Inc. President Mat Maderazo. (Photo by Adora Rodriguez, DA-AFID)