Piñol off to Korea to talk poultry exports
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol flies to South Korea on Feb. 21 to discuss the arrangements for the export of yellow corn, dressed chicken, dressed ducks and eggs to the said country.
Piñol said he will meet with the South Korean Agriculture Secretary in Seoul during his two-day visit.
“The South Korean trip is a result of the initial efforts by the Department of Agriculture to offer to South Korea dressed chicken, ducks and eggs following the outbreak of Bird Flu in the country which resulting in the culling of over 30 million chicken,” he said.
He said stakeholders in the Philippines are excited with the prospect of exporting their products to South Korea, including dressed ducks and eggs.
He said the export of yellow corn is very timely as the Philippines expects a bumper harvest this year.
“Should South Korea buy yellow corn from the Philippines, this will be the first time, the country will be exporting yellow corn,” he added.