On its 20th year, the organizers of Agrilink made sure that the theme would be timely and relevant, so it focused on “Common Service Facilities: Key to the Value Chain” it focuses on a wide variety of facilities from farm services to post-harvest, value-adding food processing and retailing facilities. These provide economies of scale so direly needed by small farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs. The organizing committee chose Mr. George Canapi, President of the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distribution Association (AMMDA), Inc. and Chairperson of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council’s (NAFC) Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Committee to be the overall Chairman of the event. His expertise and experience in farm mechanization helped in formulating a promotions campaign and a lineup of seminars which focused on the significance of agriculture’s service facilities in harnessing productivity, reducing post-harvest losses and stabilizing the marketing process. A total of 322 companies participated in the exhibit which occupied 488 indoor and retail booths or an indoor exhibit area of 8,100 square meters and 4,000 square meters in the outdoor exhibit. A big portion of the exhibitors were local companies although there were also foreign companies from nine countries led by France, China, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. There were four indoor pavilions: the Korean Pavilion at the main exhibit others were pavilions from PHILFOODEX, OPTA and AANI. Aside from their institution booths at the main exhibit and at the retail area, the Department of Agriculture had 20 regional booths, BFAR had four while the Department of Agrarian Reform had two. Registered visitors were recorded at 20,823 while total visitors tallied at the gate were 27,518 over the 3-day period. Read more...
“These provide economies of scale so direly needed by small farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.”
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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala will be leading the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) participation in AgriLink, FoodLink and AquaLink 2012, the country’s premiere international trade exhibit in agriculture, food and aquaculture, at the World Trade Center, Manila, at 9AM today, October 4.