Philippine Embassy - Tokyo, Japan > Ambassador Laurel Visits Machimura Farms, One of Hokkaido’s Leading Companies in the Dairy Industry

Ambassador Laurel Visits Machimura Farms, One of Hokkaido’s Leading Companies in the Dairy Industry

Ambassador Laurel with Mr. Hitoshi Machimura (right) and Honorary Consul Ken Tobe (left) in Machimura Farms

Ambassador Laurel with Mr. Hitoshi Machimura (right) and Honorary Consul Ken Tobe (left) in Machimura Farms

Ambassador Jose C. Laurel, accompanied by Minister for Political Affairs Evangeline Ong Jimenez Ducrocq, and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Hokkaido Ken Tobe, called on Mr. Hitoshi Machimura, who guided them around the Machimura Farms outside of Sapporo, to observe the facilities and exchange views on the dairy and agriculture sectors. Ambassador Laurel stressed how the Philippines is keen on attracting investments to improve its agri-business and food processing sectors, key to countryside development and to poverty alleviation, a priority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Ambassador Laurel and Honorary Consul Tobe with Mr. Machimura

Ambassador Laurel and Honorary Consul Tobe with Mr. Machimura

In their meeting, they exchanged insights on the agriculture sector and business models that result in successful agri-business. Ambassador Laurel listened with interest to how Machimura Farms works to ensure its longevity, and its shift to value-added products and farm-to-table business model.