PH TO SUPPLY FRUITS, FOOD TO SK’S SUPERMARKET CHAIN
EVEN IF THE GOVERNMENT failed to get a sound response on its request for South Korea to lower its tariff on Philippines’ agriculture products, the country was still able to bag a deal to supply fruits and food to the East Asian nation’s biggest supermarket chain for three years straight.
President Rodrigo Duterte, along with his cabinet and other Filipino high-ranking government and corporate officials, was recently in South Korea for a three-day official visit.
During a bilateral meeting, Duterte asked his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, to lower the tariff imposed on Philippines’ agricultural products entering their country, including bananas.
The South Korean President only gave a generic response and said his government will look at mechanisms that will make the request a reality.
Nevertheless, the Philippines still bagged what could be the biggest supply deal for the Philippines’ agriculture sector.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to South Korea’s biggest supermarket chain, EMart, resulted to a three-year fruit and food supply deal for the country. properties. Water and feeds should be readily available for trips longer than 24 hours. If vaccination is scheduled, administer vitamin-mineral-electrolyte supplements two days before and after vaccination. However, it is important to avoid stress from handling and the vaccination process.
This practice is applicable in all areas in the Philippines. This farm practice can be labor-intensive, but it helps maintain and improve animal health status and improve animal productivity.
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• Essentials - Curtains (Fig. 2) - Disinfectants - Rice straw or rice hulls - Warming devices such as heaters or infrared lamps - Vitamin-mineral-electrolyte supplements • Support system - Good nutrition and sanitation program - Information materials
Recommendations Check roofs for any leak prior to the onset of the wet season.
Provide swine and poultry houses or pens with curtains. Provide ventilation to maintain adequate air circulation and avoid buildup of ammonia in the house or pen. EMart, which recently hosted a week-long Philippine Food Festival, is South Korea’s biggest supermarket chain with 153 outlets, including a newly opened branch in Vietnam. Its affiliates in South Korea includes Starbucks Coffee Korea and Serin Food.
Piñol said the supply deal with EMart is the biggest business deal with a single company bagged by the Philippines’ agriculture sector “achieved through the direct intervention of a sitting President”.
This deal, according to him, will translate to additional earnings of R28 billion for the agriculture sector.
EMart President and Chief Executive Officer Gab-soo Lee, as cited by Piñol, told Duterte that the supply deal could go beyond the targeted level because of the huge demand for Philippine fruits in South Korea.
For instance, 90 percent of imported banana that enters South Korea comes from the Philippines.
Lee told Duterte that EMart prefers to source its fruit supplies from the Philippines because of its proximity to South Korea, which results in fresher products. - MADELEINE B. MIRAFLOR (Reprinted from Manila Bulletin, June 10, 2018) Always keep the pens clean. Manure and urine buildup can contribute to the accumulation of ammonia that affects the respiratory system of animals.
Always check improvised warming devices such as coal and prevent incidents. (PCAARRD INFORMATION BULLETIN)
Fig. 2. Curtains to protect poultry and swine houses or pens during the wet season.