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29-12-2016

Joseph Calata Visits Agrostudies

IMG-20161211-WA0016Earlier this month Joseph Calata, CEO of the Calata corporation visited Israel with a special delegation.

Calata Corporation is the largest combined distributor of agro-chemicals, feeds, fertilizers, and seeds in the Philippines and has achieved its success through Joseph Calata’s vision and work for the past 15 years.

The delegation to Israel is part of a general plan to expand the corporation’s activities and create collaborations with Israel, which will include Agrostudies. The Corporation will  implement advanced methods of agriculture and technology using the help of Agrostudies graduates in the Philippines.

These Agrostudies graduates will be part of the gateway to innovation in their field, and will assist other farmers, essentially creating a small revolution in agriculture in the Philippines.

Calata is very popular and well known and admired in his home country, with an aura of a movie star. His visit to Israel was met with a lot of excitement from both the students and Agrostudies staff who  took him on tour of Oceanic Institute in Maagan Michael and of the large demonstration farm on Rupin campus.

In the end, we asked Joseph Calata himself to summarize his experience in Israel, and this is what he said:

 ”It was a very interesting trip for us. What Agrostudies does is amazing. Helping students from developing countries and teaching them latest and most modern technology in farming is very commendable. I think Israel is the only country that does that and we are very privileged that you chose the to be part if the program. On our part as a private company, we’ll collaborate with those students who finish your courses, to use what they’ve learned there in Philippines and to uplift the status of Agriculture. I salute you for doing these programs. Having different countries under your program is really amazing, you are not afraid to teach them the latest technology but in fact encouraging those students to use it on their own country. I hope the program will continue for years to come so that people who lives in developing countries can learn from your teachings.”
This is a great opportunity for our graduates to find good employment following their studies and help spread the knowledge further, creating a ripple effect which is, at the end of the day, the most important thing we all can achieve.

 

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