Earlier 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: