The Philippines represented by Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) executive director Dr. Libertado C. Cruz signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Consortium for Japanese Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacturers (CJVM) and Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE).
The agreements aim to address animal health and improve the quality of livestock in the country through technology exchange and at the same time, regulate the veterinary medicinal products in the country.
KAPE performs grading service under the goal of enhancing the qualities of animal products, facilitating distribution in the market and improving animal breeds in South Korea.
The CJVM, on the other hand, contributes to Asian countries by conducting research on the demand and regulation of veterinary medicinal products in each country, exchanging information among the authorities and industries, developing new products to deal with particular livestock diseases in a country, and introducing products that are compliant with a country’s regulation.
According to the PCC, the partnership and the collaborative effort is a very important milestone in the country’s livestock industry.
The Korean Institute are contributing not only to the South Korean livestock industry but also worldwide by sharing knowledge on quality management of animal products. The partnership is desired to hasten PCC’s capability in addressing the country’s food security, according to Cruz.