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MARID Agribusiness Digest
The MARID Agribusiness Digest is a monthly publication that features timely, relevant, and pertinent agri-and market information. It was named the Agriculture Magazine of the Year for two consecutive years by the Philippine Agricultural Journalist. It is divided into several sections. The Focus section concentrates on current events and issues in agribusiness. Market Situationer profiles a specific industry, focusing on production and marketing. Entrepinoy profiles successful agribusiness entrepreneurs and organizations. MARID Guide provides practical marketing tips. Poultry & Livestock and Fruits & Vegetables furnish management, technological innovations, and related information on animal/fruit/vegetable production. Income Booster provides how-to's on various income-generating activities. Commodity Survey contains information briefs on specific commodities. It also provides linkaging services through the monthly Trade Update which list detailed product information and specifications for producers and buyers both in the domestic and export markets.

AgriLink is the agribusiness exhibition and conference organized by FRLD annually in October. From its first show in 1994, it is now the Philippine's largest annual international agribusiness event, attracting hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors from around the world. A good number of foreign or international companies from the USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Israel, other European and Asian countries were among the exhibitors. Visitors consisted of entrepreneurs and professionals in animal breeding, machinery and equipment, animal health and nutrition, horticulture, among others.

AgriLink is divided into the exhibition component and the convention proper, which include industry fora, seminars and workshops. AgriLink also serves as a venue for the leaders of the agribusiness to come together and dialogue with the top leaders of the country, including the Philippine President, the leaders and members of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the members of the Philippine Cabinet. The priority concerns and problems and recommended solutions in the respective industries are discussed.

FoodLink is the annual exhibition for food products; processing and packaging industries where leading international equipment suppliers showcase their knowledge and technology to the local food industry. Products on exhibition include packaging equipment, processing technologies, refrigeration equipment and various foodstuffs. There is great demand in the Philippines for imported food processing and packaging machinery. FoodLink therefore provides a broad platform for international food and equipment suppliers to promote their products and services meet food buyers and penetrate the lucrative Philippine food industry

Similar with the food and beverage sector, the fisheries sector has also been a part of AgriLink. In 2004, with the support of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the First National Fisheries Convention and Exhibition, dubbed AquaLink, was held. It focused on DA-BFAR's four priority products - Milkfish, Tilapia, Shrimps, and Seaweeds.

The convention presented the latest technologies on production, postharvest, marketing, and credit facilities.