For the first time in 20 years the Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary is visiting Israel. To mark this event the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs issued a Press Release highlighting the central areas of cooperation between the two nations.
One of the central issues has been development cooperation, mainly agriculture studies, and Agrostudies receives a warm mention as over 1000 Philippino students have graduated from the program since its inception.
Here is a quote from the PR:
“One of the pillars of Philipines-Israel relations is development cooperation through the Philippines-Israel Center for Agriculture Studies (PICAT) and the Granot Agrostudies program. Through these programs, Filipinos learn from Israel’s expertise in agriculture technology and advanced farming techniques. Since 2006, more than a thousand students from 26 Philippine colleges and universities have graduated from the Granot Agrostudies program.”
Here is the press release: