June 19, 2021

タイの会社が農場ファームプロジェクトに融資 養豚産業支援へ

タイの企業が、アフリカ豚熱(ASF)の影響を受けているフィリピンの養豚産業の復興を目指して、フィリピン政府とフィリピン開発銀行(DBP)に融資をする形で支援をすることが分かりました。

タイもフィリピン同様にコロナ前は期待値が大きい国でしたが、コロナが流行り始めると自国での感染者は日本やフィリピンと比べると少ないものの、外部の環境変化の影響は大きく2020年のGDPは前年度から-6.1%でフィリピンとは3.4%差のマイナス成長になってしまっていました。

それでも発展を狙うタイのCPF(Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation)はフィリピンの市場に目を付けたようです。
CPFはタイ国内では最大の食品企業とも言われており、その信頼性は食品の安全管理に取り組む姿勢や宗教に敬意をはらう姿勢などが結果に繋がっているものと思われます。

今回のプロジェクトは様々な形態の養豚場が対象になっており、CPFが持つ衛生管理技術や疫病セキュリティ対策にも期待しているようです。

現在実施されているインフレ対策となる輸入関税の撤廃も長期的にみると国内農家には厳しいもの。
食糧問題は政府的にもネックな課題のため、今回のプロジェクトの推進で食糧問題の早期解決と国内農家を応援したい目論見があるようです。

以下、MANILA BULLETINより

PH goal of reviving hog industry gets boost from Thai-owned firm

A Thai-owned agri-industrial and food conglomerate has joined the Philippine government in its mission to revive the country’s swine industry, which had been adversely affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) crisis.

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Wedesday, May 26, disclosed that Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation (CPFPC) has linked up with the agency and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for the implementation of the Swine Rehabilitation, Repopulation and Recovery Credit or Swine R3 program, which will finance “bio-secured” farm projects.

The three organizations signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) last May 20 in Gerona, Tarlac.

“This is a welcome development for us at the DA as we pursue joint efforts to control ASF and repopulate ASF-free areas. With CPFPC’s technological expertise in modern bio-secured farms and DBP’s support in providing credit assistance to eligible public and private institutions, we will be able to level up our efforts in reviving the industry,” Dar said.

The secretary said their partnership with the foreign-owned firm will be key in the recovery efforts as “they have the technologies and the modern systems in managing ASF, especially when it comes to biosecurity measures.”

“I hope the CPFPC can expand their operations in regions near the NCR, where the country’s main pork market is,” he added.

For his part, CPFPC Vice Chairman Khun Sakol Cheewakoset said the pact will allow them to share their knowledge in helping boost a sustainable business climate not only for their company, but also for the Filipino farmer-partners.

“Our state-of-the-art bio-secured farms enable us to be resilient from ASF, thus making our business a success. Moving forward, this will also open export opportunities for the Philippines. We assure and commit to you our continuous support in investing in the Philippines,” Cheewakoset said.

Meanwhile, DBP President and CEO Emmanuel Herbosa said through the pact, the national government will be able to elevate and expedite its swine repopulation and rehabilitation initiatives, which will allow the country to regain its pre-ASF status.

“Through this program, we hope to assist in the recovery of our hog industry and eventually contribute to the country’s food security,” Herbosa said.

The Swine R3 credit program borrowers include duly-registered private enterprises and local government units (LGUs). The loan shall be used for the construction of bio-secured swine farms, and acquisition of farm machineries and equipment.

Eligible projects include swine breeder farms, swine wean-to-finish farms, and consolidated swine facility projects.