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  • Published on: 29 Aug 2011
  • Source: Department of Foreign Affairs - Republic of the Philippines
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Secretary Del Rosario Signs 3 Agreements With Brazil on Socio-Economic Development, Agrarian Reform and Anti-Drug Trafficking
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario signed on Tuesday, August 23, three agreements with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio De Aguiar Patriota where both countries agreed to undertake cooperation on socio-economic development, effective implementation of agrarian reform, and combating illicit drug trafficking. Key areas for technical cooperation between the Philippines and Brazil are agriculture and renewable energy.

Secretary del Rosario noted that "Brazil has attained food security through its agricultural innovation and technology and has achieved energy independence as the acknowledged global leader in the production and use of alternative and renewable sources of energy, such as biofuels, particularly ethanol."

In the field of agrarian reform, the Philippines and Brazil shall cooperate in the areas of cadastral, landholding, and agrarian beneficiaries data system, development of land reform settlement projects, participation of civil society/social dialogue in land reform, agrarian credit policies for farming families, technical assistance in the field of sustainable agriculture, and technical assistance on market linkages and consolidation.

In the "Joint Declaration between the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the Minister of Foreign Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil," both countries agreed to partner in combating illicit drug trafficking. They also agreed to exchange information about their respective national laws to curb, if not totally eliminate, the supply and demand for illegal drugs and the control of precursors and controlled substances.

In a separate meeting by Secretary del Rosario with former Brazilian President and now Senator Fernando Collor, the latter committed to facilitate the ratification by Brazil's National Congress of the Memorandum on Agriculture Cooperation between the Philippines' Department of Agriculture and Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) which was signed in 2009. Expected to be ratified this September, as a result of Secretary del Rosario's representation, bilateral cooperation under this agreement covers, among others, livestock and animal health, food safety, processing and post-harvest technologies, plant and animal science, including disease control, and pest risk analysis.
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