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PHILRICE, Nueva Ecija—A bilateral agreement between the Philippines
and Brunei under the Brunei Darussalam-Philippines Agricultural
Cooperation Project (Brunei-RP ACP) is expected to increase the
exchange of technological expertise and trade of agricultural
products between the two countries, among other mutual benefits.
At a recent bilateral meeting, the status of a rice planting project
in Wasan was assessed, possible agribusiness ventures in Mindanao
assessed, and the possibility of using Brunei’s halal brand on
Philippine products explored.
The Brunei-RP ACP is an initiative between
Brunei’s Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) and its
Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippines’ own DA through
the DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
aims to increase Brunei’s 3.15 percent rice self-sufficiency level
to 20 percent by 2010.
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and
Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei inaugurated the first harvest of Brunei’s
“Laila padi” at Wasan on August 3.
Written by Ramon Efren R. Lazaro / Correspondent