22 January 2020 – On 20 January 2020, the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv was invited by Dr. Bressler & Co., a leading patent and IP consultancy firm in Israel, to the 1st AGRO-IP Day to present Philippines – Israel Agriculture and Trade Relations. The conference was attended by around 60 Israeli start-up CEOs, innovators, investors, and members of the diplomatic corps.

 

Third Secretary and Vice-Consul Judy Razon, head of the Embassy’s Economic Section, presented an overview of Philippines - Israel agriculture and trade relations and highlighted the strong development cooperation between the two countries particularly the GRANOT Agrostudies Program (International Center for Agricultural Internship in Israel). Under this self-funded program, 30 Philippine state colleges and universities bring around 600 Filipino agricultural students to train under Israeli experts and learn about the latest techniques in farming which may be applied to modernize the Philippine agricultural sector. She also presented the opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the areas crop production, dairy farming, and modernization of the value chain of agricultural commodities.

 

“The Philippine Department of Agriculture has taken initiatives to revolutionize our agricultural sector by engaging young agripreneurs and introducing innovation in all processes in the agricultural sector,” she added when discussing opportunities for Israeli researchers, businessmen and investors in the area of agriculture.

 

AGRO-IP Day is the first meeting organized by Dr. Bressler & Co. for Israelis engaged in agriculture innovation to emphasize the importance of intellectual property rights and encourage young innovators and scientists to develop products and studies related to the industry. – END –

 

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Vice-Consul Judy Razon presents the development cooperation program between the Philippines and Israel indicating that agriculture is a major pillar in our countries’ relations.

 

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Vice-Consul Razon talks about opportunities for capacity-building, research partnerships and innovation in agriculture before Israeli start-up CEOs, innovators, investors, members of the diplomatic corps.