Friday, May 16, 2008

ANVIL EXCHANGE FORUM with ANTONIO TIU of AgriNurture, Inc. (Ani)

“Philippine Star” on May 12, 2008 said: “There’s a fast-rising agriculture entrepreneur with the bold vision to seize the many golden opportunities of the ongoing global food crisis. Only 32 years old and a youth whose father died early, self-made businessman and vegetarian Antonio ‘Tony’ Tiu recently gave Philippine STAR an exclusive interview on his plans to publicly list his newly renamed firm AgriNurture, Inc. (Ani for short, which he points out is “harvest” in Tagalog) in two months. He also plans to raise P1.3 billion pesos to expand his fruit exports, farms, fruit processing plants and other integrated agriculture businesses. Tiu’s firm is also the biggest fruit and vegetable supplier to SM groceries and malls nationwide.

“Tony Tiu is proficient in English, Tagalog, Mandarin and Hokkien, his immigrant great-grandfather Joaquin Tiusingko having first settled in San Marcelino, Zambales. Today, Tony Tiu has thousands of hectares of farms planted with jatropha, rice, corn, potatoes, vegetables, chili, mangoes, papaya, root crops, etc., all over Zambales, Sorsogon, Bukidnon, Rizal, Pangasinan, Pampanga and Tarlac. He is planning to buy an Indonesian agriculture firm and a Hong Kong food firm. He will soon launch agriculture scholarships with Silliman University in Dumaguete City.”

When? 7.00 pm. Tuesday, 20 May 2008 Dinner