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Philippine okra to enter South Korean market

The Philippine government is hopeful that South Korea will allow our locally produced okra to penetrate their market.

This was brought up during an hour-long bilateral meeting between the two countries held at the Blue House on Monday.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol emphasize that everyday, about five tons of Okra are shipped through commercial flights to Japan from organic farms in Central Luzon.

“In the Bilateral Meeting between the Philippines and South Korea yesterday, the Okra gained prominence when President Duterte asked President Moon Jae-In to allow its entry into the South Korean market, along with Avocado,” Piñol said.

“Easily grown in tropical countries and given the proximity to the Phiippines of health conscious markets such as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, Okra shines as the next hot item for Filipino farmers,” he added.

However, Piñol didn’t specify what the South Korean President responded to Duterte.


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