The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, through its Agriculture Committee, is hosting a three-part webinar series that will deep dive on policy updates and highlight policy recommendations on three high-priority areas of sustainable agricultural development for the European-Philippines business community, namely value chain development, regulatory processes, and market access.
Each webinar will zoom in on a specific theme featuring thought leaders to offer insights and perspectives on the subject matter, specifically addressing the overarching questions of the conference:
What are some of the policy updates that will shape the future of Philippine agriculture development?
How can the private sector, particularly the European-Philippine business community, play a bigger role in policymaking to facilitate increased trade and investments in the backbone of the Philippine economy?
Where are the areas of opportunity for the private sector to collaborate and showcase best practices, innovative solutions, and technical know-how, among others, in promoting sustainable agricultural development?
How can these policies be tools for a more sustainable, inclusive, and responsible Philippine agriculture sector?
The second installment of the month-long virtual conference series will take a closer look on policy strategies to modernize regulatory processes in the agriculture sector. Specifically, the speakers will present latest developments on procedures related to animal and plant health, quality standards on agricultural practices, and trade facilitation reforms. A representative from the private sector will offer a lens on how existing regulations affect agricultural commerce as well as opportunities to streamline administrative procedures to ensure seamless flow of trade and investments in the sector.