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Today, the agriculture sector is in a delicate predicament as it faces extreme pressure from the adverse impacts of the ongoing pandemic, climate change, and other global economic challenges including the military conflict in Ukraine which has led to a significant increase in global food prices. The Philippines, while not traditionally facing food shortages, is a major food importer that is vulnerable to the economic downturns and supply chain disruptions. If left unchecked, access to adequate, affordable, and nutritious food may become harder. Government officials from the outgoing and incoming administrations have put emphasis on the need to boost local food production to help mitigate the impact of inflation to food prices.

Under the theme "Reengineering the Philippine Agriculture towards Innovation and Food Security", the second and last installment of the 2022 Sustainable Agriculture Forum aims to set the agriculture scene for the second half of the year by inviting resource speakers from the government to detail out the plans and priorities of the new administration for the agriculture sector. Private sector representatives will likewise share their insights on innovative approaches in addressing the challenges faced by the sector. The webinar will also feature discussions on the amendment of the Agri-Agra Law, updates on the commodity roadmaps and the fishery sector as well as provide insights on the trade and investment opportunities in the agriculture sector, among others.

Join us on 25 August, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with key stakeholders as we unpack the current challenges and opportunities of the agriculture sector, as well as the plans and programs of the new administration for one of the key priority sectors of the country.

For registration and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ms. Elena Tabbu at elena.tabbu@eccp.com. In a separate email, you will receive the link sent via ZOOM/ECCP closer to the event date.

Aug 25, 2022

9 AM - 5 PM (GMT+8)

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    9 AM - 9:05 AMWelcome Remarks
    9:05 AM - 9:20 AMKeynote Address: Agriculture Legislative Agenda/Priority under the New Administration
    9:20 AM - 9:35 AMMarket Overview and Outlook for the Philippine Agriculture Sector
    9:35 AM - 9:55 AMKeynote Address: Legislative Update and key priorities for the Agriculture Sector in the 19th Congress
    9:55 AM - 10:10 AMNational Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and Industrialization Plan
    10:10 AM - 10:25 AMPolicy Updates for the Philippine Fisheries Sector
    10:25 AM - 10:40 AMThe role of LGUs in attaining food security: Mandanas Ruling and its impact to the future of local agriculture sector
    10:40 AM - 11:55 AMPrivate Sector Take: Navigating Food Supply Chain amidst disruptions
    Session 1: Invest in Agriculture, Invest in the Future
    1 PM - 1:20 PMKeynote Address: Legislative Updates on Funding Mechanisms for Agriculture Stakeholders
    1:20 PM - 1:35 PMTrade Talks: The Future of Major Agricultural Products and the Sector’s Trade and Investment Potentials
    1:35 PM - 1:50 PMModernization of the country’s Coconut Industry through the implementation of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan
    1:50 PM - 2:05 PMCommodity Industry Roadmaps
    2:05 PM - 2:20 PMPrivate Sector Perspective and Experience on Ease of Doing Business and Trade in the sector
    2:20 PM - 3:10 PMPanel Discussion and Open Forum
    Session 2
    3:10 PM - 3:35 PMKeynote Address: The Challenges of Philippine Agriculture
    3:35 PM - 3:45 PMStatus of Global Food Prices and Possible Solutions
    3:45 PM - 3:55 PMPrivate Sector Initiative: Promoting Innovation to weather inflation
    3:55 PM - 4:05 PMPrivate Sector Initiative: Strengthen capacity-building measures through youth engagement and agriprenuership
    4:05 PM - 4:45 PMOpen Forum
    4:45 PM - 4:50 PMClosing Remarks


  • Hon. Cynthia Villar (recorded) (Senator at Senate of the Philippines)

    Hon. Cynthia Villar (recorded)

    Senator at Senate of the Philippines

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  • Hon. Agnes Miranda (recorded) (Assistant Secretary-designate for Planning and Project Dev’t and 	Director for Planning and Monitoring Service, CESO III of Department of Agriculture)

    Hon. Agnes Miranda (recorded)

    Assistant Secretary-designate for Planning and Project Dev’t and Director for Planning and Monitoring Service, CESO III of Department of Agriculture

  • Hon. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. (Administrator at Philippine Coconut Authority)

    Hon. Benjamin Madrigal Jr.

    Administrator at Philippine Coconut Authority

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  • Dr. Glenn Gregorio (Center Director of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA))

    Dr. Glenn Gregorio

    Center Director of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA)

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  • Jesus

    Jesus "Jun" Ralota III

    Founder of Happy Farmer

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