Hungary and the Philippines signed a cooperation agreement expanding cooperation in the area of agriculture. Hungarian farm minister István Nagy signed the agreement with his Philippine counterpart Emmanuel Pinol in Manila. The agreement extends to technology transfers, food safety and farm machinery development. Nagy assured Pinol that Hungarian water management know-how would soon be transferred to the Philippines. Three Hungarian meat products companies are already licensed to export to the Philippines and more have launched the application process, he added. A delegation from the Philippines’ animal health authority will visit Hungary in the first half of 2019.