NegOcc eyes Korea as market for organic products

BACOLOD CITY, April 24 (PNA) — Ramon Uy Jr., president of the Organik na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association, foresees that organic farmers from Negros Occidental can penetrate the Korean market.

Uy, who also owns the Fresh Star Organics, said South Korea is not producing tropical products thus, the advantage of the Philippines to export its organic products is huge.

South Korea is one of the international participants in the International Food Exhibition Philippines next month at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where Negros Occidental is the partner-province of the event.

“Negros Occidental is the forefront of organic agriculture in the country and being the partner province IFEX is a huge opportunity for us to showcase our province and our locally-made products,” Uy said.

The exposition is an event spearheaded by the Center for International Trade Missions and Expositions, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Uy said the event is a big opportunity for Negrenses to sell and introduce their products to Korean investors, especially that the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN)-Korea Center and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Korea will have a 30-man delegation composed of food exporters, manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.

He also cited Hongkong, Singapore, and China as the other Asian countries that that high demand of organic products, but are not mainly producing food. (PNA)



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