The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Side Events

Agricultural Developments in the Philippines

10/11/2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Salon F, 2nd Floor

Title: Agricultural Developments in the Philippines

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 11

Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon F, 2nd Floor

Event Description: As we develop a second compact program with the Government of the Philippines, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ( and the Embassy of the Philippines invite you to explore the current and future state of the agricultural sector in the Philippines.  Earlier this year, the Government of the Philippines completed its first 5-year compact, a $433 million program focused on road rehabilitation, community development, and revenue administration reform. The second compact, now under development, will focus on increasing the competitiveness of the agricultural sector. Courtenay Engelke, Senior Director in MCC’s Finance, Investment and Trade group, will facilitate a discussion among a panel of experts who will discuss Philippines agriculture policy, programs being implemented, lessons learned, and plans and opportunities for investment in Philippine agriculture in and around the second compact. The panel will include a discussion about transport, value chain, and supply chain developments designed to integrate smallholders into larger domestic, regional, and global markets.

Panel presentations and discussion, including light refreshment.


  • Ms. Courtenay Engelke, Senior Director, Finance, Investment, & Trade, the Millennium Challenge Corporation


  • Dr. Josyline Javelosa, Agriculture Attache, Embassy of the Philippines
  • Mr. Evan Freund, Director and Country Team Leader for the Philippines, the Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Mr. Dan Gudahl, Chief of Party, Philippines Cold Chain Project, Winrock International
  • Mr. David Alt, Director, US Government Donor Engagement at Catholic Relief Services
  • Mr. Paul Guenette, Executive Vice President for Communications and Outreach, ACDI/VOCA
  • Ms. Lauren Ruth, Director of Programs, Land O Lakes

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