The Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the Philippines representative office in Taiwan, takes pride in being an active member and partner of the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region since its inception five decades ago.
Through the years, the Philippines has supported various research projects aimed at improving farming methods, ensuring higher yields thereby promoting greater food security for the region.
We are proud to have hosted trainings in order to rehabilitate the Asian citrus industry as well as the mushroom and corn production projects in the Philippines, the latter having paved the way for a formal partnership between the Taiwan's Council of Agriculture and our own Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Plant Industry.
As the FFTC marks its 50th year of existence, it is our fervent wish that more agricultural milestones in research will be unlocked, resulting in better crops and stable food production.
Rest assured that the Philippines will maintain its spirited participation and full support in FFTC undertakings in the years to come.
Angelito Tan Banayo
Chairman and Resident Representative
Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)