Saturday, September 29, 2007

Agrilink 2007 Schedules

As of Sept. 27, 2007

Day 1: October 4, 2007 – Thursday
(Venue: Lobby, World Trade Center Metro Manila)

7:00 am Welcome/Arrival of Guests

8:00 am Main Program

by: Col. Alejandro Escaño
President, PCAFI

National Anthem

Welcome Remarks
by: Mr. Steven Cua
Chairperson, AgriLink/FoodLink/Aqualink 2007

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
by: Ms. Dulce I. Gozon
Chairman, Foundation for Resource Linkage and
Development, Inc.

Keynote Speech
by: Hon. Arthur C. Yap
Secretary, Department of Agriculture
Represented by: Atty. Bernie G. Pondevilla
Undersecretary & Chief of Staff, Dept. of Agriculture

8:45 Cutting of the Ribbon
Led by: Secretary Arthur C Yap
(Represented by: Atty. Bernie G. Fondevilla)
Dir. Malcolm L. Sarmiento, BFAR
Representative AbrahamKahlil B. Mitra
Representative Alfredo D. Marañon III
His Excellency Gerard Chesnel, Ambassador of France
His Excellency Robert G. Brinks, Ambassador of the

His Excellency Peter Beckingham, Ambassador of
Great Britain
His Excellency Gregoire Vardakis, Ambassador of

Assisted by: Mr. Steven Cua
FRLD Board of Directors,

9:00 – 12:00pm Tour of Exhibits

12:00 - 2:00 pm VIP Lunch (by invitation)
(Venue: Skyline Restaurant, Mezzanine)

Special Events
(Venue: Lobby, WTCMM)

1:00 – 3:00 pm Product Launching
by: Univet Nutritional & Animal Healthcare Co. (UNACHO)

3:30 – 5:00 pm Cooking Demonstrations
by: Organic Producers Trade Assoc. (OPTA)

Day 2: October 5, 2007 – Friday

(Venue: Hall A, WTCMM)

10:30 am – 5:00pm Management of Sows & Piglets
Growing the Future – Richel Greenhouses
Raising Sunshine, Free-Ranged, Grass-Fed Pasture Poultry 2:30-4pm
By: French Le Club/FCC
Venue: Seminar Room I

10:30am – 12:30pm How to Start a Meat Section in Small-and Medium Sized Supermarkets
By: Meat Importers Traders Association
Venue: Seminar Room 2

Monitoring & Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impact of BT Corn in the Philippines
by: Monsanto Philippines
Venue: Seminar Room 3

1:00pm – 3:00pm Nutritional Strategies to Prevent Scouring in Piglets
Biosecurity Measures during Disease Outbreak
By: Univet Nutritional & Animal Healthcare Co. (UNACHO)
Venue: Seminar Room 2

Technological Trends in Organic Farming and
International Organic Certification
By: Herbana Farms
Venue: Seminar Room 3

3:30 – 5:30 pm The Essentials of Managing Common Pig
Diseases at Herd Level
By: San Miguel Foods Inc.
Venue: Seminar Room 2

High Productivity as a Result of an Optimum Climate.
Venue: Seminar Room 3

Special Events
(Venue: Lobby, WTCMM)

10:30am – 5:00pm Whole Day Affair
Sponsored by: San Miguel Foods, Inc.
(B-Meg,. Monterey Foods Corp., Poultry Div. And
San Miguel Animal Health Care)

7:00 pm – 12:00 mn Appreciation Night (by invitation)
(Venue: Hall A, WTCMM)

Day 3: October 6, 2007 – Saturday

(Venue: Hall A, WTCMM)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Supplying Fresh Produce to the Supermarkets
By: Phil. Amalgamated Supermarket Assoc.
Venue: Seminar Room I

Pangasius World Trends & Management Opportunities
by: Vitarich Corporation
Venue: Seminar Room 2

Indigenous Plants for Health & Wellness
Nutraceuticals & Cosmeceuticals from Food Plants: Wellness Meets Beauty
Essential Oils
Malungay for Wellness and Business
By: Bureau of Agricultural Research
Venue: Seminar Room 3

1:00 – 3:30 pm All About Herbs (Medicinal Herbs and Culinary Herbs)
Venue: Seminar Room 1

Temperature Management During Handling of Fresh Produce
Ensuring Quality and Safety of Fresh Produce in Supermarkets
By: Postharvest Horticulture Training & Research
Venue: Seminar Room 3

1:00 – 5:30 pm Phil. Fisheries Investment Environment
Ornamental Fish Raising
Farming of Abalone, Seahorse and Sea Cucumber
Farming of Sea Urchin
Modular Cage Farming of Bangus
Pond Polyculture of Caranx, Grouper, Red Snapper and Siganid with Bangus
Farming of Red Tilapia
By: Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
Venue: Seminar Room 2

3:30 – 5:30 pm Economics of Goat Raising
Goat and Sheep Marketing
Forage and Pasture Development
Health and Nutrition
By: Fed. Of Goat and Sheep Producers and Assoc. of the Philippines Inc.
Venue” Seminar Room I

The Organic Challenge:
The Baras Town, Rizal Achievement in Becoming the 1st Organic Town in the Philippines
Updates in the Organic and Slowfood Movements
Earthworms in Your Organic Farm
By: Organic Producers Trade Assoc.
Venue: Seminar Room 3

Special Events
(Venue: Lobby, WTCMM)

10:30 am – 12 nn Agri-Kapihan Forum SUNSHINE CHICKEN RAISING
By: Agri-Aqua Network International

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cooking Demonstration: Megarantisadong Sarap
By: Mega Fishing

3:30pm – 5:00 pm Cooking Demonstration: Application of Organic Fiber in Meat Processing for Value Added Products
By: Bureau of Animal Industry

Seminars of the French Pavilion
Agrilink – Foodlink 2007
Seminar room 1

Friday, 5th of October 10.30am – 12.00am
Proposed Topic Title:
Management of Sows & Piglets
Brief Description of
Proposed Topic:
Management of Sows & Piglets- it mainly includes key points to improve Swine Herds Profitability.
Profile of Speaker:
Dr. John Behan Qual: B.Sc(Hons), MSc (Distinction), PhD.
Family owned 3000 sows. Studied General Agriculture degree then specialized in Reproduction.
MSc - Genetics / reproduction specialized in Assisted Reproduction initial PhD studied reproductive
/ ethological behavior in swine. About to submit 2nd PhD on reproductive physiology at the Royal
Veterinary College. Owned three AI centres – sold 500k doses of semen in UK / Ireland - per
annum, first in UK to partner abbatoir.
Sold company to consortium in 2005. Consulted in over 15 countries for over 10 years -
troubleshooting reproduction. Author of many articles in various magazines.

Friday, 5th of October 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Proposed Topic Title:
Brief Description of
Proposed Topic:
Presentation of greenhouses benefits and systems
Profile of Speakers:
Julien Fitte - Richel Pacific Sales Manager
Arnold Andaya – Island Roses Philippines
Dustin Andaya – Island Roses Philippines

Friday, 5th of October 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Proposed Topic Title:
Brief Description of
Proposed Topic:
How to care for your Sunshine free-range chicks from day one, free range stage until harvest.
Profile of Speaker/s:
Rey B. Itchon, DVM

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