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Philippines Government to Improve Hog Sector Competitiveness

25 April 2013, at 1:29pm

PHILIPPINES - The Philippines government aims to makes it country's hog sector more competitive globally.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala joined with swine industry leaders during the 22nd Hog Convention and Trade Exhibits, at Manila Jockey Club, in Carmona, Cavite.

Mr Alcala said the Department of Agriculture will continuously provide needed interventions and implement policies that will make the country’s hog industry globally competitive, thus ensuring its continued growth.

Last year, the hog industry grew by 1.7 per cent, valued at P174.5 billion at current prices.

It is the country’s second leading sub-sector behind palay (paddy rice).

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