Partnerships launched to support Philippine cage-free egg production

Demand for cage-free eggs is on the rise
calendar icon 15 September 2022
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In late August, Global Food Partners (GFP) signed partnerships with the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Batangas Egg Producers Multipurpose Cooperative (BEPCO), a leading egg innovation co-operative in the Philippines. The partnerships aim to support the country’s egg farmers to adopt sustainable and profitable cage-free production practices.

Globally and across Asia, dozens of leading food and hospitality businesses have committed to only sourcing cage-free eggs, including in the Philippines. Some of these companies include Unilever, Nestle, Marriott International, and MetroMart. To meet this growing demand, more and more egg producers are seeking to adopt cage-free egg practices. GFP will partner with ATI and BEPCO to bring its expertise in cage-free egg production to farmers in the Philippines, in order to help them adopt sustainable and economically-viable cage-free practices.

“We are thrilled to partner with such distinguished institutions such as ATI and BEPCO to help advance cage-free production in the Philippines," said Dawn Neo, senior manager of corporate engagement for Global Food Partners. "Our mission is to help farmers implement best practices on farms so that they can remain competitive and profitable as demand increases for cage-free eggs. We work across Asia to support egg producers, and we are excited to bring our expertise and learnings to the Philippines.”

“We’re committed to supporting our farmers who are interested in adopting cage-free egg practices," added Rosana Mula, director IV for ATI. "Global Food Partners brings decades of experience working with producers to implement and optimize cage-free egg production, both across Asia and globally, and now we’re happy to collaborate with GFP here in the Philippines.”

“Egg Farmers in the Philippines are customer focused," said Cecille Aldueza-Virtucio, managing director for BEPCO. "Interest in cage-free farming is increasing as they see consumer demand increase. Through our partnership with GFP, we’ll be able to work with both buyers and farmers to evaluate needs and gaps and jointly develop solutions that benefit both sides of the supply chain.”

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