The First ASF-Forum in the Philippines is happening this week: A road to recovery and repopulation

by Vina V. Medenilla

From February 12-14, 2020, this year’s International Farmer’s Summit is going to be the first Philippines’ ASF-Forum that will be held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

As to officially open the summit, Department of Agriculture Secretary Honorable William Dar together with key industry leaders led the ribbon cutting today. 

This year’s summit will focus on the challenges, solutions, and lessons that occur in today’s animal industry. Discussions on succeeding days will mainly look at the impact of animal diseases in the poultry and livestock industry while gearing towards ASF’s prevention to recovery and repopulation. The Philippine Veterinary Drug Foundation Inc. (PVDA) has gathered experts from different parts of the world who will be imparting their knowledge on this three-day event.

Here’s a guide for you to check out: 

Feb. 12 – Plenary Summit Forum with Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar and key industry leaders as members of the panel 

Feb. 13 – ASF Recovery and Repopulation Summit

Feb. 14 – Poultry Disease Outbreak Readiness Summit

Alongside the seminars, the organization also launches its first International Pet Summit. There will be fun activities such as pet shows, competitions, live photo ops with the animals, parade, free dry grooming, and many more. 

PVDA led in organizing this event with over 20  thousand expected guests to join. It aims to gather farmers, breeders, feed millers, meat processors, feed ingredient suppliers, animal health, and nutritional product suppliers, farm and slaughter equipment suppliers, packaging products suppliers, agribusiness book and magazine publishers, and other allied industry partners. There’s approximately two hundred booths featuring local and international products, technologies, equipment, and suppliers in the venue that event-goers could pay a visit into.

Admission to the trade show is free. If interested, you may register at

For more information, you may visit The International Farmers Summit Philippines Facebook page or you may contact (02) 6545609 for more details.

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Vina Medenilla
Vina Medenilla is a content producer for Agriculture Monthly magazine. She is a graduate from Miriam College with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Fashion, photography, and travel are some of the things she loves. For her, connection with nature is essential to one’s life.

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