FEED Business Worldwide - December, 2011
December 8 - 10, 2011
Coming on the heels of dynamic Southeast Asian agribusiness fairs such as Malaysia's Livestock Asia Expo, Indonesia's Indo Livestock and Vietnam's Vietstock, Livestock Philippines 2011 is yet another window on the ASEAN's burgeoning feed and livestock opportunities. It takes place on December 8-10 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, situated just southwest of downtown Manila.
Sponsored by the Philippine department of agriculture, the three-day fair's theme of "Improving Food Safety and Security in Animal Production," focuses on the opportunities created by the Philippine transition from backyard farming to large scale integrated farms.
With a population approaching 100 million, the Philippines is becoming one of the world's most promising feed and livestock market frontiers. To be actualised, this country's pent-up agribusiness growth potential will require improved biosecurity systems, new hygiene standards as well as investment capital to raise farm productivity. Going forward, these key drivers will fuel demand for feed, livestock and meat processing technology.
According to the show's organizers, Livestock Philippines is an ideal hub for farmers, veterinarians, processors, feed millers and integrators to source the latest innovations and technological advances for the industry. The event aims to be a venue that will specifically focus on livestock, aquaculture and meat processing as "there is a need for a professional livestock industry in the Philippines," tells Mr. Jan Hofstede of Big Dutchman Asia.
Over 500 delegates representing feed millers, livestock farmers, veterinarians and meat processors are expected to attend the series of conference and seminars. They will be complimented by a panel of top industry experts, who will share their expertise and provide valuable insights on the latest issues and challenges confronting the industry.
So exclusive is this event's content that the show will only be opened to the public on its last day.
The exhibit will also highlight the 1st Philippines Livestock Industry Awards wherein individuals and organizations will be given recognition for their contributions to the development of the feed and livestock sectors in the country.
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