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Day 0: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 :      Arrival of Participants and Resource Persons

Day 1: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

07:30 - 08:30






08:30 - 10:30

Opening Ceremonies

Cutting of Ribbon

Welcome Remarks


Atty. Elba S. Cruz, PhD., MNSA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Development Academy of the Philippines    
and APO Alternate Director for the
Philippines and NPO Head

Message from the Asian Productivity Organization Secretary General

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain
Program Officer
Asian Productivity Organization

Keynote Address


Senator Cynthia A. Villar
Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food
Senate of the Philippines

Photo Opportunity

Awarding of Certificates             


10:30 - 11:00

AM Break

11:00 - 11:30

Emerging Global and Regional Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Organic Agriculture and the Food Industry

Mr. Andre Leu
IFOAM-Organics International, Australia

This presentation aims to create awareness on emerging global and regional trends, opportunities and challenges of the industry

11:30 - 12:00

Policy for Enhancing Organic Farming and Exports of Organic  Products from Asian Countries

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain

This presentation aims to share relevant policies that encourage and enhance organic farming and export in selected Asian countries

12:00 - 12:30

Open Forum

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:30

Key Regulations and Standard for Imported Organic Products in EU and USA Markets

Mr. Andre Leu

This presentation aims to identify key and relevant regulations and standards required for organic products to enter the European Union and United States of America markets

14:30 - 15:15

Organic Business and Food Industry of  the Philippines

Mr. Patrick B. Belisario
Organic Producer Trade Association
and Vice-President, IFOAM - Asia

This presentation provides an overview of the Philippine organic business and food industry and share experiences in meeting the requirements of  selected international/global markets

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

The Future of Organic Agribusiness:
Millennial Farmers

Ms. Cherrie De Erit Atilano
President and Chief Executive Officer
AGREA Philippines

This presentation aims to share the perspectives of the next generation organic farmers in terms of opportunities ahead and the challenges that need to be addressed by the  concerted effort of the private and public sector

16:00 - 16:15

Open Forum

16:15 - 16:30


18:00 - 21:00

Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, 14 September 2017

9:00 – 9:40

Key Regulations and Standard for Imported Organic Products in Asian Markets (China & Japan)

Mr. Zhou Zejiang
Senior Advisor to Organic Food Development
Ministry of Environmental Protection of China

This presentation aims to identify key regulations and standards required for organic products to enter China and Japan markets

9:40 - 10:15

Digital Technology for Developing Smart Organic Product Value-Chains

Mr. Harrace Hok Chung Lau
Asia Pacific eOneNet Limited, Hong Kong

This presentation defines how digital technology can help efficiently manage organic product value-chains

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:10

Exporting Asian Non-food Organic Products: Opportunities and Challenges

Ms. Satoko Miyoshi
Representative of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

This presentation enumerates opportunities and challenges in exporting non-food organic products in Asia


Successful Models of Organic Agribusinesses and Food Industry SMEs

Ms. Chayaa Nanjappa
Nectar Fresh, Pure Honey & Food Products Karnataka, India

This presentation shares the successful models of SMEs involved in organic agribusiness and food industry across Asia

11:40 – 12:00

Open Forum

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00  - 14:00

Country Paper Presentation
Selected Countries

Country Presentation 1
Country Presentation 2
Country Presentation 3

This portion will be devoted to the presentation of selected country papers from three (3) APO-member countries

14:00 – 14:15

Open Forum

14:15 – 14:45

Implementing the National Organic Agriculture Program: The Role of the Department of Agriculture

Mr. Gerald Cammagay
Science Research Specialist
Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries

This presentation aims to share the National Organic Agriculture Program of the Philippines spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Good Practices Sharing: The Philippine Experience

Ms. Gilda G. Abian
Operations Manager
Don Bosco Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Engr. Erlinda Ocba
Laguna Organic Farm and Products

Ms. Esperanza Oebanda
Organic Agriculture Officer
Amazing Foods Corporation, Laguna

These three (3) presentations provide the actual successful experiences of Filipino agribusiness entrepreneurs in marketing organic products here and abroad  

16:00 – 16:15

Open Forum




16:30 – 17:30

Closing Ceremonies

Highlights of Sessions

Mr. Arnel D. Abanto
Productivity and Development Center
Development Academy of the Philippines

Closing Message


Congressman Jose T. Panganiban Jr.
Committee on Agriculture and Food
House of Representatives

Awarding of Certificates

Photo Opportunity

17:30 – 21:30



Day 3:  Friday, 15 September 2017 Field Visit

7:00 – 8:00

Check out

8:00 – 9:30

Travel to Bio-normalizer Nutraceutical Corporation

9:30 – 12:00

Study Visit Proper

12:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Travel to Golden Phoenix Hotel

16 September 2017: International Participants Travel to respective countries

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