April 30, 2018

The Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) Corn Working Group held their 1st meeting for this year to discuss updates on their valuechain projects, and future plans and strategies. The group have agreed to continue to work on projects and develop value chain models that they plan to replicate in other provinces in the countries. One pressing issue that the group would also like to focus on is agriculture financing, particularly providing smallholder farmers access to finance. The new working group facilitator, Mr. Danilo Songco, led the discussion and presented international financing models, possible solutions, and have encouraged the group to also look into bringing-in more stakeholders in the following meetings/discussions to collaborate in developing solutions to the identified industy issues. 

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