Pinas tutulungan ng US sa food security, 5G technology

Pinas tutulungan ng US sa food security, 5G technology

November 21, 2022 @ 11:52 AM 1 week ago


MANILA, Philippines- Tutulungan ng Estados Unidos ang Pilipinas pagdating sa food security at makamit ang digital economy.

Sinabi ng Embahada ng Estados Unidos na ang  US Department of Agriculture, kasama ang ilang magpapartisipa mula sa USAID at  US Department of State, ay magtatatag ng  food security dialogue sa  Philippine counterparts nito.

Ang dayalogo na ikakasa ng dalawang bansa, ayon sa embahada, ay naglalayon “to collaborate to create resilient food systems and discuss best practices for agricultural innovation and sustainability.”

Idagdag pa rito, magpapalabas ang US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)  ng  $20 million loan para sa  Agri Exim Global Philippines, Inc., isang local processor ng  organic coconuts para sa mga  “derivative products” para lumago ang pasilidad nito.

“[The initiative aims] to grow its processing facilities in the Philippines, helping thousands of local farmers get organic certification and connect to global supply chains and customers,” ayon sa embahada.

Hangad din ng Estados Unidos na makapartner ang Philippine telecom operator, ngayon ay Telecom para sa  deployment ng 5G technologies sa Pilipinas.

“The partnership will provide “faster and more reliable digital services and increased broadband internet access” for Filipinos countrywide,” ayon pa rin sa Embahada.

Samantala, ang USAID, sa partnership nito sa  SpaceX Starlink sa bansa ay susuporta sa paglulunsad ng  unang  Low Earth Orbit Satellite Broadband Service sa Southeast Asia.

“The satellite broadband service will provide reliable and affordable internet access to marginalized populations throughout the Philippines, thereby improving access to education, professional training, and opportunity,” ayon pa rin sa Embahada.

Idagdag pa, ilulunsad din ng  USAID ang bagong five-year project na tinawag na  “Strengthening Private Enterprises for the Digital Economy (SPEED) award.”

Layon ng SPEED  na “expand the participation of Philippine small and medium enterprises in the country’s emerging e-commerce ecosystem.”

“The Philippine eCommerce Alliance will also be introduced as part of the SPEED launch, signaling an industry-wide commitment to accelerating the rise of the Philippine digital economy,” ayon sa Embahada sabay sabing“This program will promote the use of digital technologies to accelerate competitiveness, drive innovation, fuel job opportunities, and enhance the market reach of enterprises.”

Plano rin ng USAID na suportahan ang bagong Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Alliance.

“Leveraging $5.3 million in private sector contributions from seven Philippine companies, this public-private partnership will work with government, industry, and academia to create a highly skilled and adaptive workforce that meets the evolving requirements of the high-tech manufacturing sector,” ang lahad ng Embahada. Kris Jose