Saturday, October 17, 2009

Specialized Pavilions Highlighted Agrilink 2009

Three specialized exhibit pavilions that caters to agribusiness, food and aquaculture industry players highlighted Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink 2009 held last October 8 – 10, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc., (FRLD) the international exhibit will carry the theme, “Sustainable Food Production: Focus on the Filipino Market”. This year’s Agrilink, Foodlink, and Aqualink aims to focus on micro-enterprises that cater primarily to domestic consumption, which can help assure sustainable local food production.

One of the highlights of the three-day international event was the grand aquaculture exhibit which has live fresh and salt water fish species such as pompano, siganid, grouper, vannamei, seabass, koi, abalone, snapper, red tilapia, sea urchin, macrobrachium (ulang), sea cucumber, seaweeds, pangasius, tilapia, milkfish (bangus) and other tropical and ornamental fishes.

The International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Expo (ILDEX) pavilion showcased the latest technology and business solutions from Argentina, China, Korea, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Philippines, UK, and USA.

Finally, the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (Le Club) housed 15 leading French agricultural firms that displayed a wide range of French products and services that could help boost the growth of the local and global agribusiness industry.

Other highlights of the event included international indoor and outdoor exhibits, live plant and animal displays, product launches and demos, technology and marketing presentations, onsite contests, wholesale and retail, and many other business activities.

Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink 2009 is supported by Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, National Agricultural and Fishery Council, and sponsored by San Miguel Foods, Inc., (B-MEG, San Miguel Animal Health Care, Monterey Foods Corp., and Magnolia Chicken), Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (Univet, Pigrolac, and Thunderbird), and Belmont AgriCorp.

For more information, contact the FRLD at (632) 838-4549, 838-4852; fax 838-4573; or email


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