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Agrilink: 2019 Highlights

Three years ago, during the pre-pandemic time, our theme was“Climate Resilient Agriculture: A Must for Region 8.” We emphasized the seriousness of the message of experts around the world—that the impact of climate change on agriculture and its implications on food security are alarming. Our special focus on Region 8, which covers the entire Eastern Visayas, has often been a major casualty of unnaturally stronger typhoons and prolonged droughts—hence the government’s need to do interventions and innovations and adapt technologies and systems geared towards climate resilient agriculture.

A total of 442 companies exhibited occupying 774 indoor, retail and outdoor booths or an indoor exhibit area of 11,300 square meters for the Main Exhibition. The biggest areas for main exhibition for the past 25 years, 2,600 square meters for retail area and 4,000 sqm in the outdoor exhibit. While most were local companies, there were also 77 companies that occupied 94 booths or 954 sqm for foreign companies from 15 countries led by Korea, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Denmark, Japan, Malaysia, Germany, The Netherlands and Turkey, South Africa, Italy, Spain and USA.

There were also Seven (7) Indoor Pavilion: the Korea Pavilions and China Pavilion, Taiwan Pavilion and Phil. Seed Industry Association Pavilion at the main exhibit area and PHILFOODEX, AANI and OPTA Pavilions in the retail area.

The Korean Pavilion was organized by the Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Coop. (KAMICO) and Fit Corea in the Philippines, while the China Pavilion organized by Beijing Sun Rising Exhibition on their 3rd year participation as exclusive agent in China, Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan. On their 2nd year, the Phil. Seed Industry Association organized to have Seed Pavilion among their members.

The total number of registered visitors was 16,071 over a 3-day period. However, an estimated 5% of first day visitors came back on the second and third days.

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Twenty-seven years of AgriLink and still counting! Despite two years absence in the agri-exhibition scene brought about by the adversities and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are slowly inching our way into the groove of the new normal. With people’s health as our number one priority, we are adjusting accordingly to deliver the best showcase of agribusiness products, information, technologies, market linkages and promotion despite the ongoing pandemic. This year our on-site exhibition and seminars will be made more visible and accessible through social media.

The Theme:

“INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CHAIN: KEY TO STABILITY”

Inclusive growth, as the OECD defines it, is “economic growth that is distributed fairly across society and creates opportunities for all.” The emphasis on inclusiveness along the value-adding chain when it comes to market access, resources, and to unbiased regulatory environment is an essential ingredient to successful growth (Wikipedia). The agribusiness chain, which comprises the business activities from farm to table, can only have inclusive growth if all participants in the chain are well represented, accounted for and work together. This can create a snowball of opportunities that can benefit every participant in the chain. Pundits say inclusive growth in agri- business can improve the livelihood of poor farmers by integrating them in commercial value chains and thus, gain access to markets, inputs and services like finance and training in ways that are commercially viable. All this interplay of factors could create a well-functioning and a more stable agribusiness system.

Crop and Region on Focus

Region 13, known as the Caraga Region, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the Northeastern section of Mindanao. It comprises of five provinces: Agusan del Norte; Agusan del Sur; Dinagat Islands; Surigao del Norte; and Surigao del Sur. Focus would be on three high-value crops, which the region has been promoting and hold the promise of value adding: cocoa, coffee, and abaca. Cacao, a most promising high value crop in the Philippines, has been identified as very suitable to be grown in the region. According to the Cacao Industry Roadmap for 2022-2026, in 2019, the Caraga region ranked second next to Davao in terms of cacao growing area in the Philippines. The region also ranks fourth in abaca production in 2019, and sixth for coffee production in 2015.

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