Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines at WTC This May

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

The biggest and most popular livestock and aquaculture event in the country will be happening on May 22 to 24 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. This is organized by Informa Markets in the Philippines, and heavily supported by the Department of Agriculture. This year's theme is about "Harnessing Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Farm Development", and this comes at an even better time when the country is vying for sufficient food production.

There is a huge potential for growth in these sectors and these would also increase employment, rural development, to also use the latest technical machinery and skills in livestock and aquaculture. They want to make this a knowledge sharing platform, to arm farmers with the best, to utilize advancements and grow their respective markets.

Rungpech Chitanuwat the Country General Manager for Informa Markets says "This year, we are the exhibition organizer, and this is our third one for the year. At the event, we have the Department of Agriculture to support us, and it will be on innovation, bio security, especially on outbreaks that happened recently. With Usec and us in Vietnam, we got the ASEAN associations to come to the Philippines and make them part of the event, we are looking forward to host farmers from all over and attend the conference and seminar. Hope we can share this to the farmers which will benefit with the show."

Dr. Jonathan Vergara Sevillano adds "The theme this year is perfect for livestock development. The importance of innovation and technology is important, as droughts and typhoons happen in the country, there's also the changing landscape especially for livestock space which are affected greatly. We are going to find ways, hopefully, introduce tech that would solve those problems and apply them in different parts of the country. There are also applied research, to have this be more than an exhibit, be an exchange of ideas especially in farming. This will happen with government help, and help us explore , in hopes to have farmers benefit from best practices in the program."

Kabsat in Agriculture Undersecretary Deogracias Victor Savellano says "We planned for this Livestock Philippines 2024, we will be showcasing tech including those for ASEAN partners, and the Department of Agriculture fully supports this. In our livestock programs, we invited regional directors to participate in this expo."

He adds "The ASF really affected us, we have plans to implement next and we are just waiting for our papers in the livestock sector. We have strategies, interventions, and how we can get cooperatives avail of it. They can email us or contact me directly for it. The ASF vaccine is still being processed, they are on the second stage of trials, while waiting we are doing the bio security programs and trainings for backyard raisers."

Here's a snippet of the press conference this morning:

More of these discussions will happen at the event, so make sure to head on to the World Trade Center on May 22-24, no need for tickets as admission is free. Go learn how to harness technology for your farms, and share the good news to others who you feel might need it too.

See you then!


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