The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Russian companies are expected to forge partnerships that could benefit the country’s agriculture industry.
The DA took part in the business mission of Russian companies organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and Agroexport Center recently.
“Philippine agriculture exports to Russia have grown by 26 percent from 2018 to 2021,” DA Undersecretary Agnes Catherine Miranda said.
Emerging agricultural products of the Philippines, including pili, calamari, carrageenan, and coconut abaca.
Miranda also mentioned that there are excellent capital investment opportunities in cold storage and processing facilities for fresh and value-added farm products throughout the islands.
Moreover, Bureau of Animal Industry Director Paul Limson presented the Philippine guidelines for ensuring food and animal health safety during accreditation procedures for exporting meat and meat products to the country.
Top agriculture exports to Russia are desiccated coconuts, carrageenan, banana chips, coconut milk and Cavendish banana.
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