Dr. Jaypee A. Abenoja from the Department of Pathobiology and Dr. Ronalie B. Rafael from the Department of Animal Management attended separate international seminars concerning agriculture held at Beijing, China last September and October, respectively.
With around 78 participants from 25 countries from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Australia (Papua New Guinea), Dr. Abenoja solely represented the country on the "2016 Seminar on Modern Agricultural Technology and Food Security for Developing Countries" which was held in Beijing, Zhengzhou, Henan province and Chengdu, Sichuan province, China from October 18 to November 08.This seminar aimed to discuss the possibilities and ways of cooperation towards varied, independent, balanced and sustainable development in agriculture to address food crisis in all developing countries. Speakers from the Ministry of Agriculture presented series of lectures on how Chinese government address issues on food security.
Dr. Rafael also represented the country in a 3-week Seminar on Agricultural Products Trade for ASEAN Countries last September 05-21, 2016 at Beijing, China. Participants were given the opportunity to visit several trade markets for crops and livestock, animal and plant production sites and demonstration farms. They also attended various conferences like the "21st Maritime Silk Road: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions in China-ASEAN Agricultural Cooperation" and the "1st CHINA-ASEAN Agricultural Cooperation" which was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture of ASEAN countries.
These seminars were sponsored by Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China.---JAAbenoja
Dr. Jaypee A. Abenoja presenting the country report during the 2016 Seminar on Modern Agricultural Technology and Food Security for Developing Countries.
Dr. Ronalie B. Rafael (3rd from left) with other Asian participants at the 2015 Seminar on Agricultural Products Trade for ASEAN Countries in 2016.