Potential collaborations on nutrition and forage development, reproductive biotechnology, product development, breeding, and knowledge management, between the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) of Thailand and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) were explored during the “Technical Cooperation Meeting” of the said agencies on June 22, 2017.
This is following the signing of Implementing Arrangement (IA) on Swamp and Dairy Buffalo Production between the said agencies as part of the agricultural deal forged between the Philippines and Thailand during President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit to Bangkok, Thailand on March 20, 2017.
Mr. Tossaporn Srisakdi, DLD’s Deputy Director General, and Dr. Arnel del Barrio, PCC’s Executive Director, led the two teams in identifying specific areas of collaboration during the said meeting.
“We recognize the value of partnerships and collaborations. Thailand is one such important country in this endeavor considering its many advances in livestock production and related enterprises,” Dr. del Barrio said during the activity.
For his part, Mr. Srisakdi expressed his enthusiasm and support to the identified areas of cooperation.
Dr. del Barrio has mentioned during the IA signing in Bangkok that the partnership’s goal is to strengthen collaboration on scientific and technical cooperation, specifically to promote, exchange [ideas] and collaborate on breeding, reproduction, nutrition management and other areas.
He also said that the collaboration is in support of the government’s effort in developing the dairy industry.