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South Korea, Philippines to further partnership in agro-industrial development

Despite rising tensions in the Korean peninsula, South Korea reaffirmed its commitment to funding aid programs in the Philippines by conducting the Korea-Philippines Development Cooperation Forum on the Multi-Industry Cluster (MIC) project in Seoul on November 25, 2010.  

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KOICA grants US$22.13 million for agriculture projects

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) recently signed two agreements with the Department of Agriculture for US$22.13 million worth of grant aid projects in the Philippines. The first agreement (Record of Discussions) covers the establishment of a data capture system and improvement of artificial insemination services at the Philippine Carabao Center,

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KOICA to jumpstart wood pellet production in CARAGA Region

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed an agreement for the construction of a wood pellet plant in Caraga region, northern Mindanao. Wood pellet, an environment-friendly fuel source used for household heating in several temperate countries, will be manufactured using sawdust and other wood waste as raw materials.  

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