PCCI, Israel Center partner to improve PHL agri sector

February 3, 2016 12:10 pm 

MANILA, Feb 2 — The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the International Center for Agricultural Studies of Israel have partnered to boost the country’s agriculture sector.

Israel Center has been a host to 500 Filipino agriculture students from 29 colleges and universities. During their internship at the center, Filipino students have undergone hand-on training and theoretical studies in Israel farms.

PCCI, on the other hand, will assist Filipino graduates who completed a one-year internship at the Israel Center to network with local agriculture sector for them to find work and apply their knowledge in animal and horticultural sciences.

“We should apply Israel’s scientific techniques to effectively farm even on dry land and limited water resources. This would help propel our country and to become a major exporter of farm produce,” said PCCI President George T. Barcelon.

“Applying their knowledge in farming high-value produce would translate to higher productivity. They would also augment farmers’ incomes,” Barcelon added.

Barcelon, together with other PCCI officials — its Chief Operating Officer Donald Dee and Agriculture Committee Director-in-Charge William Co, met recently with Israel Center CEO Yaron Tamir and Israel Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Hadas Nissan.

PCCI has been in partnership with the Israeli agriculture sector to boost the local sector through agricultural technology. (PNA)

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One Response to “PCCI, Israel Center partner to improve PHL agri sector”

  1. JAMES ALONSABE on February 8th, 2016 11:21 am

    May I know the qualifications and requirements for this study? Thanks and God bless1