Event Details

Climate change, natural disasters, and the COVID 19 lockdowns have had an enormous impact on the Agricultural sector in the Philippines. Coupled with the growing population and the limited land resources the country's production is unable to keep up with the demand. All of these combined in recent years served as a wake-up call for the country to address food security. The crisis has contributed to the alarming numbers of malnutrition and hunger in the country. The country has always had the goal of self-sufficiency but most of the country is reliant on imports such as rice for food needs; this reliance on imports has only grown in recent years.

One way to address the issue of food security is to promote the local agriculture and fisheries industry. Not only does society have to buy from local farms but measures to enhance the competitiveness of our agriculture and fisheries must be implemented along with policies to ensure its sustainable growth. How we promote our local food items to the market and directly connect this to our local farmers is an obstacle we need to address since food security is a community effort consisting of government aid and support from the private sector and consumers.

In line with this, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will be hosting a webinar entitled, "Go Local: CommUNITY Towards Food Security" which will be held on 23 August 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (GMT +8) via Zoom. The webinar aims to discuss and emphasize how the community plays a part in achieving food security. By this means, the above-mentioned conference will provide methods and tools for promoting local farms to the consumer market and providing these opportunities to farmers.

For registration and partnership inquiries, please contact Jiyan Sanico at jiyan.sanico@eccp.com.


  • Mr. Ralph Becker (CEO & Founder of Urban Greens Hydroponic Farm Systems)

    Mr. Ralph Becker

    CEO & Founder of Urban Greens Hydroponic Farm Systems


    Ralph Becker, German-Filipino, born and raised in Luxembourg and now based in the Manila/ Philippines, is a former Tokyo & Silicon Valley based Tech- Corporate Biz Dev manager turned Hydroponic Entrepreneur. He started his business Urban Greens in 2016 with the vision to produce cleaner, fresher, smarter grown greens, made possible by sustainable hydroponic indoor farming whilst creating a supply chain that is safe from the calamities that endanger us many times every single year.

    Urban Greens is currently transforming a 700sqm warehouse in Manila into the countries first mid-size indoor vertical farm, with further larger production sites in Manila and beyond in the pipeline – all at a fraction of the electricity usage compared to other vertical farms.

    Ralph has many years of international corporate experience and has previously built his own Android, AndroidWear, iOS, and AppleWatch Trivia and Language apps. He still spends quite some time painting and designing which keeps him creative. Ralph is also a Trivia and Quiz master and he hosts, designs as well as organizes trivia nights in his spare time.

    The Philippines is his 11th country he has now lived in and he fluent in English, German, French, Spanish, Luxembourgish and Swiss-German, conversational in Japanese, Filipino (Tagalog) and basic in Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Ms. Jennifer Joy C. Subang (Vice-President for Operation at Agridom Solutions Corp.)

    Ms. Jennifer Joy C. Subang

    Vice-President for Operation at Agridom Solutions Corp.

    Jennifer Joy C. Subang graduated from the Ateneo de Davao University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

    Mrs. Subang is experienced in web and software development and became the youngest employee to hold a managerial position in an international software development company in Cebu City.

    After Ms. Subang’s stint in Cebu, she went back to Davao and worked in one of the biggest banana exporter in the industry handling supply management.

    Now, together with her husband, Dominador L. Subang, they co-founded various companies that are engaged in importation, distribution, trading, service contracting and technology conversion in agriculture, construction and e-commerce platform.

    She is currently holding the position of Chief Operating Officer of SF Group of Companies and the Vice-President for Operation of Agridom Solutions Corp.

    Jennifer Joy C. Subang is an advocate for the smart use of technology in agriculture. She’ll be sharing with us her experience in applying technology to products and services and improve farm productivity. Jennifer loves technology and she believes that embracing its potential for personal, business or educational advancement will pave the way forward for us all.

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  • Dir. Clint Hassan (Director of Department of Agriculture)

    Dir. Clint Hassan

    Director of Department of Agriculture

    2020 Director for Consumer Affairs in Mindanao
    Director for Price Monitoring
    2019 Program Director of Halal Program of Department of Agriculture
    2018 Executive Director of Minimum Access Volume of the Department of Agriculture Central Office
    2016 Service Director of DA- Information and Communication Technology Service of the Department of Agriculture Central Office
    2005 Assistant Professor II -Cotabato Foundation College of Science & Technology, Doroluman, Arakan, Cotabato
    1999 Computer Instructor Colegio de Kidapawan, Kidapawan City
    1997 Computer Technician SpeedPro Computer Sales and Services Davao City
    1995 Radio Operator & Data Encoder Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CENRO 4B RX-II,
    Kidapawan City

    Specialties: Web Development, Project Management, Programming, Computer Hardware, Networking (Wire & Wireless), ICT Competency Assessor, Electronics & Communications, TESDA Lead Trainer, AACCUP Accreditor in Information Technology Education Management (External/Internal Accreditor) and a College Dean (Deanship)

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  • Dir. GERALD GLENN PANGANIBAN (Director III of Department of Agriculture)


    Director III of Department of Agriculture

    Program Director, National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program (NUPAP)

    Program Director, High-Value Crops Program

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  • Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. (President at Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines (CAMP))

    Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr.

    President at Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines (CAMP)


ECCP Members
Standard Price Free
ECCP Non-Members
Standard Price ₱1,000