Largest Trade Exhibit on Agriculture, Food and Aquaculture Slated October 6-8

From October 6 to 8, the country’s largest and most influential trade exhibit on agriculture, food and aquaculture, Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink will be held at the expanded area of World Trade Center (WTC). The three-day event will feature various agricultural products and services, showcasing the most up-to-date and groundbreaking inputs, technologies and alliances that can enhance the profitability of the interdependent industries of agriculture, aquaculture and food in the country.

Antonio V. Roces, president of the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD), the event’s main organizer, said, “This event, which is now on its 23rd year, serves as a conduit between all agricultural and related sectors in terms of regional and international collaboration. Agrilink supports the industry by being the perfect platform for farmers, fisherfolk, consumers, policy makers, agricultural enterprises and private stakeholders with regard to developing linkages and markets for our value chain, and more importantly, sharing technological and infrastructure innovations that will help sustain the growth of our agriculture, food and aquaculture industries.”

Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink 2016 is co-organized by over 30 agribusiness, food and trade organizations. The event is supported by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agencies, led by the DA’s Agribusiness and Marketing Service Assistance (DA-AMAS), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHILMECH), Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BFAPS), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the DA’s Agricultural Training Institute.

Aside from local exhibitors, the event will be participated by leading companies from countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Netherlands, Denmark, France and South Africa, showcasing their best products, services, technologies and market trends in agribusiness, food and fisheries. Other companies and organizations include the Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO), Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO), Rojun Agro Development Corporation, Prime Agritech, VAL-CO, Inoza Industries, Belmont and Seven-L Agrifood Systems.

An exhibitor of Agrilink for 10 years, KAMICO partners with the DA in its farm mechanization and technology transfer programs and assists private agribusinesses reduce post-harvest losses and upgrade the skills and technical manpower of the local industry. KAMICO also aims to develop more direct market linkages between Filipino farmers and producers in need of increased productivity and quality in their agricultural products, and South Korean firms seeking their niche in the Philippine market. UNAHCO is one of the country’s leading manufacturers and distributors of animal health and nutrition products for swine, poultry, gamefowl, pigeons, dogs and aqua. Rojun Agro Development, Inoza Industries, VAL-CO, Belmont and Seven-LAgrifood Systems are some of the country’s major manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of farm development technologies and automated agricultural equipment for poultry, swine and ruminants to help improve the farm’s production, bio-security and sustainability.

Aside from holding free seminars, investment forums and technical workshops, Agrilink 2016 will have live animal and plant display at the WTC’s outdoor areas, cooking demos and product launches at the lobby area, and a food pavilion in the retail area.Agrilink 2016 will as usual offer free entrance to the exhibit.

For more information on how to participate in Agrilink 2016, contact FRLD at 8384491, 8384605, 8865532, 2164016, and 09175888799 or email frld.agrilink@gmail.com. Visitors can also pre-register their attendance through www.agrilink.org or its official Facebook page at facebook.com/agrilinkPH.