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Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (This is a translated article from the original Chinese news release which can be accessed on COA website, ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Professor Feng Chia University, Taiwan Tsung-Han Ke, Research Fellow, Rural Economics Society of Taiwan, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (This is a translated article from the original Chinese news release which can be acces..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) Mingdao University located at Changwha County will launch a Young-farmer Public-sponsored Course next year in order to educate more young gener..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The United Nations (UN) and the international societies continue to save the poor and the hungry, and Taiwan has been an active participant in this e..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) In 2013, the Council of Agriculture (COA) started a program to select potential young farmers around Taiwan. The program aims to help young farme..
 
Liang-Jeng Hung Chief, Division of International Affairs, Industrial Development Center, Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI), Taiwan ABSTRACT Taiwan, with more than hundred years of R&D efforts in agricultural science and technology, has relative higher citation ind..
 
Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin Director General, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, R.O.C. ABSTRACT Modern agricultural research outcomes include: plant breeder’s rights, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. This report describ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724Source: Council of Agriculture (COA)..
 
Min-Hsien YANG, Ph.D. Chief Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) Because of the rising concerns on food sources and safety, consumers start to look ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Source: Council of Agriculture (CO..
 
National Farmers' Association, ROC Submitted as a country report for the 26th East Asian Agriculture Organization Council (EAOC) Top Level Meeting on Sept. 28-30, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan (The content is posted in pdf file.  Please click pdf icon  above). ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The Taiwan-Peru-New Zealand joint hosting of the 2016 APEC Conference on Minimizing Retailer and Consumer Food Losses and Wastes on September 22 has ..
 
Yang, Min-Hsien, Ph.D. Feng Chia University, Taiwan Importance of TPP on economic development It is a current strategy to reduce trade barriers and deepen the supply chain between countries by signing FTA/ ECA because the WTO Doha Agreement is still under-developed. There have been 381 valid ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The Council of Agriculture (COA) recently called on the 36 technology-oriented agribusinesses to formulate an alliance to enter the international mar..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) research, as high as 1.3 billion metric tons of food, or one-third of..
 
Food Security in Taiwan: Current Status and Strategies Yang, Min-Hsien[1] Feng Chia University, Taiwan   INTRODUCTION The global extreme weather influences some major food production regions while many emerging countries speed up economic development and consume more and more foo..
 
The Trial of Direct Payment for Rice on the Second Harvest in 2016 Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture More and more farmers in Taiwan are getting started to be aware of ..
 
Dung-liang Wang Department of Farmer’s Service, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, the Republic of China   E-mail: wangtl@mail.coa.gov.tw Abstract The Taiwanese government’s assistance to farmers affected by natural disasters is mainly to provide cash relief ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Feng Chia University, Taiwan e-mail: yangmh@fcu.edu.tw ABSTRACT Crop insurance is one of the more important branches of agricultural insurance, and because of global climate change, it is becoming more important for the financial wellbeing of the agricultural sectors across ..
 
Dr. Min-Hsien Yang1, Dr. I Han2 1Chief, Office of the Secretariat Professor Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724  Taiwan, ROC E-mail: andy201264@gmail.com 2Dr. I HAN Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan According to the Taiwan Agricultural Development Act, any agricultural facility constructed on farmlands with fixed bases should apply for government permission regarding the u..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan   The "Agro-pesticide Act" was amended on 24 ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Recently the extreme winter season caused a sever cold front and made very serious agricultural losses in Taiwan. Scholars asked the government to protect agricultural producti..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA)   The Legislative Yuan passes third reading of the “Farmers’ Health Insurance Act”, particularly the article..
 
Chung-Hung Wang1, Yu-Tsung Lee1, Pei-Ling Huang1, Yan-Hwa Chu1 1Product and Process Research Center, Food Industry Research and Development Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan   e-mail: chw14@firdi.org.tw ABSTRACT High-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS)-based non-target..
 
Yi-Jen Liaw Senior Technical Advisor, Taiwan Quality Food (TQF) Association 6F., No. 219, Section 4, Chungu Hsiao East Road, DaAn District, Taipei 10690, Taiwan Email: yjlf@ms22.hinet.net. ABSTRACT Techno Rice, which is the rice treated with the state of the art supercriti..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture The first crop natural insurance policy has just been recently launched after years of efforts by Taiwan’s Council of Agricu..
 
Ronald G. MangubatAfter several rounds of negotiations in the past two years, Taiwan and the Philippines concluded the Agreement Concerning the Facilitation of Cooperation on Law Enforcement in Fisheries Matters on November 5, 2015. The pact was signed in Taipei by Representative Gary Song-huann Lin..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan       The project of “Rural up!” by Council of Agriculture (COA) is moving toward the 5th annual round, and has been attracting universit..
 
Su, Mao-Hsiang Agriculture and Food Agency Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan  Chief Secretary,Nantou,Taiwan,R.O.C. E-mail:sums@mail.afa.gov.tw ABSTRACT In the past, the price of Taiwanese mangoes was often low due to abundant production. In recent years, the g..
 
Chen, Cheng-Wei National Taiwan University, Associate Professor No. 1, Roosevelt Rt., Sec. 4, Taipei 10617, Taiwan Email: cwchen@ntu.edu.tw ABSTRACT   Original agricultural marketing channel is from farmer through middleman shipping to consumers.  The middle..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150923185537    The Council of Agriculture (COA) has s..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Traditionally, agricultural production is highly dependent on the natural environment conditions and weather conditions. The progress of agriculture has been mainly ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150811171409   Taiwan’s Council of A..
 
Chen-Te Huang Department of Planning, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan,The Republic of China E-mail: cchuang@mail.coa.gov.tw   Current policies related to Direct Payment The Direct Payments in Taiwan are basically complied with the norm in Annex 2 of the Agreeme..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150501153114     According to a media report regar..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150610195329   The five-year efforts based on the agreement o..
 
Dr. Yang, Min-Hsien   Professor at Department of International Trade,   Feng Chia University, Taiwan Introduction The agricultural industry is highly risky. It is risky because the unpredictable weather conditions and recent climate changes cause unstab..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Minister Bao-ji Chen of Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan (COA) participated in a workshop meeting with young farmers in the central area (Taichung, Changwha, Nantou) on Ju..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture How can consumers get information regarding product sources? To close the gap between consumers and producers, the Council of Agriculture..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan The development of innovative agriculture is a mainstream strategy towards the enchancement of overall competitiveness under the globalization of free economies. It is critical..
 
Sen-Tyan LIN Professor, Department of Law, School of Humanities and Social Science, Kainan University, Taiwan e-mail: stlin2010@mail.knu.edu.tw ABSTRACT Farmland access problems faced by the young generation of farmers have recently become problematic. To address this issu..
 
Chen-Te Huang Department of Planning, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, The Republic of China E-mail: cchuang@mail.coa.gov.tw ABSTRACT The average farm size was 1.03 hectare and only 21.7% of the farm households had a farm size with area more than 1 hectare in Taiwan..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan    I.  Introduction Fertilizers are necessary inputs to agricultural production. Particularly, chemical fertilizers have led an effective and fast food produ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I. Enhance Safety Management 1. Promotion of GAP certified safe fruits and vegetables: There were 2,127 GAP listed agricultural production and sales groups at the end o..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan For the past few years, consumers have been paying attention to food security and the logistics of food distributions from farm sources.. This emerging consumer trend encourage..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) recently participated in the 18th general conventio..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan It is true that Eating more hormone ripening pineapple could cause sickness, using potions could has..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Regarding health & safety in the labeling of commercial eggs, COA will strengthen management at the source side of livestock farms and coordinate with Health and Welfa..
 
The Interchange Association, Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has called on the Taiwan government to cancel its plans to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports right after the Executive Yuan recently declared that it will launch the measure on schedule. According to Joseph Yeh ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan The Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) are jointly studying ways on how to minimize the gap of academia and industry in the agricultural sector in..
 
  Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I. Background Taiwan is a densely populated country. The total size of its farmland is around 0.8 million hectares. The number of farm households is abou..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   I. Policy purposes   1. Improve artificial visual ways of investigating crop farming area in order to reduce bias caused by human factors on survey find..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) will conduct joint inspections on rice products in Taiwan twice a year in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),..
 
  Starting May 15, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health (MHW) has set new regulations for Japanese food imports. The MHW announcement emphasized that imported Japanese food products must carry documents and radiation residue results issued by the Japanese government, agencies approved by th..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan     The current real estate market in Taiwan has turned its spotlight to the farmland sector. Expected superior return encourages more and more speculated inv..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture Feb. 23, 2015 http://www.fa.gov.tw/cht/NewsPaper/content.aspx?id=1168&chk=330b49b5-cdc3-4c33-af8c-2a5efaeff6..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Department of International Trade, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Abstract Rice is the staple food and a major crop in Taiwan. Governments have historically emphasized rice self-sufficiency through market price support programs and import restri..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   There are around 26,000 employees hired by Farmers’ Associations and Fishermen’s Associations in Taiwan. Labor Standards Act started to cover them since ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang1 and I Han2 1Professor 2Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Taiwan, ROC   Policy Objectives   The policy objectives of establishing a supplying syst..
 
Min-Hsien Yang1 and I Han2 1Professor 2Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Taiwan, ROC   Because of the rainfall shortage during the second half year of 2014, the major water ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Preface Floriculture growing in Taiwan has been a long history, only since 1970s, floriculture growing has become a developing industry. In 1971, Taiwan Floriculture Development Association (TFDA) was orga..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Agricultural products provide the basic needs in our lives. However, harvests are frequently affected by natural or other causes so that most farmers and fishermen earn lower profits in production than do peop..
 
Stray Dog Management Policy (1450)  2014-11-12 (281)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) hosted the first “Stray Dog Management Policy Consensus Conference.” After their five-day dedication, the 19 participating citizens presented their valuable opinion..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In response to regulations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in order to show to the international community the results of Taiwan’s implementing the mitigation of..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The agricultural management style in Taiwan is represented mainly by  small-scale farms.  This makes it difficult to accumulate capital, increase investments, and expand the scale of operations. It i..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to implement the Domestic Beef Traceability System, the Council of Agriculture (COA) put into effect the compulsory certificate of origin for cattle slaughtering, which regulates the use of standard e..
 
Kun-Fong Kuo Farmers’ Service Department, Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan (COA), Taipei, Taiwan E-mail: kkf@mail.coa.gov.tw   ABSTRACT This paper describes the process by which the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan selected 100 young farmers (average age of..
 
Jiun-Hao Wang Associate Professor Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development, National Taiwan University No 1, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 4, Taipei 10617, Taiwan E-mail: wangjh@ntu.edu.tw   ABSTRACT The small-scale agricultural countri..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) has offered various kinds of welfare programs to farmers in order for them to maintain their living standards and economic security. “ The Temporary Statute Regarding the..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Ph. D      Abstract In the past years, the changing factors of agriculture developments in Taiwan are influenced greatly both internally and externally. Facing the challenges of new environment, it is critical to establish industrial value chain operation ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to promote tree-planting and greening, the Forestry Bureau organized the "Arbor Month" drive running from March 1st to 31st. During this period, the 8 forest district offices invited lo..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To assist the implementation of animal-friendly hen breeding, the Council of Agriculture drew up the Animal-friendly Egg Production System Definition and Guideline, and delivered it to relevant government auth..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Chicken meat is one of the daily necessities in Taiwan. In order to strengthen the management over chilled and defrosted meat, the Council of Agriculture announced that the enzyme inspection method will s..
 
From Vegetable Farms to Schools (1511)  2014-04-29 (328)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To let the young generation eat more healthy food, the Council of Agriculture has assisted the New Taipei City Government to establish the Organic Vegetable Supply System, which integrates farm production..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to actively develop a market-oriented, high added-value agriculture industry supported by advanced technology, the Council of Agriculture officially announced the establishment of the Agricultura..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) is encouraging restaurant owners who serve 100% rice products to adopt the Taiwan Rice Quality Seal.  The aim is to help people become aware of the source of rice the..
 
The First White Dolphin Reserve (1563)  2014-04-29 (292)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan will establish its first marine wildlife sanctuary to protect the Chinese white dolphin, or Sousa chinensis. This was announced last April 21 by the Forestry Bureau under the ROC Council of Agricul..
 
  Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Four large corporations in the restaurant and hotel industry in Taiwan, under the assistance of the Council of Agriculture (COA), promised to give priority to choosing foods with traceability s..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Ranging from carbohydrates (rice, wheat), protein (soybeans) to fat (peanuts, sesame seeds), only whole grains and legumes can readily satisfy the bulk of the human body’s nutritional needs. The ave..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Council of Agriculture (COA), the Germany-based world's fourth-largest supplier of avian vaccines Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture gives full support to the development of organic farming in suitable regions while integrating production, lifestyle, and ecology together. Moreover, organic agriculture should ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In addition to energy saving and carbon reduction, carbon footprint reduction has become an emerging environmental protection indicator. Carbon footprint refers to the amount of land, energy, water, etc. ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan signed the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) with New Zealand on July 10 th, 2013 which not only will..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan signed the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) with New Zealand on July 10 th 2013.  Accordin..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Recent development trends in the rural village, such as establishing farmers’ markets, promoting agricultural tourism and entrepreneurial ventures etc., have revitalized the rustic culture of Taiwan..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association In the hopes of providing youngsters with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience, the Forestry Bureau of COA launched its first-ever summer camp in 2012, in which student volunteers got up close and personal with the na..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   With the increasing awareness of food safety, consumers have put more and more emphasis on food origin and food safety. Consumers also purchase agricultural products from internet based cyber stores. This awar..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Imagine every dining table serving only TAP products. To achieve this vision, intense promotions were organized by the Council of Agriculture (COA), in order to promote TAP products, offer better chan..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The processing and the export of Taiwan's down products is the third largest in the world, which yielded an export value of US$254 million (equal to NTD 7.48 billion) and is regarded as the role model prod..
 
Control of Rabies in Pets (1398)  2014-02-25 (274)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Stray dogs are a big problem in Taiwan.  Most of the stray dogs were abandoned by their owners, and local governments have devoted efforts to address this issue. According to sample survey conduc..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Introduction Global climate change, frequent natural disasters and increasing cost of oil have severely affected agricultural production. These affect farmers’ desire to sustain farming business directly. ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Introduction Agriculture leverages natural resource to produce products, such as: food, lumber, fabric etc. The overall agricultural GDP has degraded since the rapid development of industrialization and commerci..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The mechanization and automation of agriculture are direct pathways to increase the production efficiency and product quality, by reducing cost and labor demands while improving working environment.  Sinc..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Fertilizers are important materials to the production potential of agricultural land, which are used to increase production potential, maintain high yield and product quality. They will degrade land ferti..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Standards were enacted in accordance with Article 9 of the Food Administration Act. The standards were first promulgated on October 30, 1999, and then were amended three times, the..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Risk management In recent years, global climate change has caused instability in the production and supply of staple foods around the world. In response, and on the basis of concepts drawn from &ldquo..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Marching towards International stage to achieve the goal of “Based in Taiwan to Deploy throughout World” In recent years the COA has set “based in Taiwan to deploy throughout the wor..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Oncidium grown in Taiwan has excellent quality and is one of the major export cut flowers to Japan. Some 27 million Oncidiums were exported to Japan in 2012, accounting for some 92% of Japan imported Onci..
 
Organic Hotspots (1428)  2013-12-31 (293)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In collaboration with the Ecological Agriculture and Natural Foods Promotion Association of the Republic of China (EANFA), the Council of Agriculture (COA) has successfully nurtured eight regions across the na..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association     The Logo of Certified Agricultural Standards (CAS) represents the certification for the Taiwan premium domestic agricultural produce and their processed products. According to the principl..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   It is estimated that a total of 20,000 chickens are killed in traditional markets in Taiwan each day, a relatively small number compared to the number of birds butchered in the 79 licensed poultry slaughterhou..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To prompt the transactions and boost the utilization of farm land, as well as to encourage the long-term leasing of farm land by old peasants or farmers not keen on farming, the Council of Agriculture has..
 
Rural Rejuvenation (1454)  2013-12-31 (271)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Rural Rejuvenation Act was promulgated on August 4, 2010. The Act is enacted to facilitate the rural sustainability, its revitalization and rejuvenation, to improve production infrastructure, to conse..
 
Rice Procurement Policy (1599)  2013-12-31 (301)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In Taiwan, the government has had a program for purchasing rice at guaranteed prices since 1974. However, Taiwan’s rice procurement policy underwent adjustments over the years. The unlimited rice procure..
 
Rice Industry (1561)  2013-12-31 (274)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Rice is the most important staple food in Taiwan.  In recent years, about 260,000 hectares of paddy field was cultivated to rice annually with an output of about 1.2 million tons of brown rice. The Agricu..
 
The GAP Labels System of Taiwan (1785)  2013-11-27 (274)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to assist farmers to produce vegetables and fruits which are safe for consumption and easy to identify, the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) has been working on consumers’ awareness of ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   While the improving economy and information technology, people are increasingly aware of food security of agricultural products. Therefore, organic agricultural products have now become familiar and popular. F..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Taiwan government has established a complete control system to monitor and test pesticide residues on agricultural products.  COA is in charge of the process before products go to the market and th..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association The promotion of traceability in agricultural goods is one of the main itineraries on New Agricultural Project by the Council of Agriculture (COA).  Ever since the Agricultural Production and Certification Act have ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) promoted to establish new agricultural value chains as its new policy direction for 2013. In the face of challenges such as increased economic and trade liberalization, cl..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In response to domestic demand for gastronomic diversity, Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has been developing rice-based food products in recent years, ranging from the creation of various inn..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Updated food safety act allows for new drug residue levels, Legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation on July 25, lifting the ban on beef containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopa..
 
Chan-Ik Chun Agricultural Economist, FFTC   On Nov. 8, the Cabinet of Taiwan government tightened rules governing eligibility for the elderly farmers’ monthly pension in a bid to prevent “pseudo-farmers” cashing in on the welfare system which costs the governmen..
 
Crop Health Management (1750)  2013-11-15 (289)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association         Food safety has become a major challenge for many countries in the past years. The safety issues exist in every process of the food chain, such as: from production, manufact..
 
Ching-Cheng Chang Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University Email:  Emily@econ.sinica.edu.tw   ABSTRACT The report focuses on the current state of food security in Taiwan, main indicators and key chal..
 
Rhung-Jieh Woo Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University   Abstract   Trade liberalization is an irreversible trend keep influencing the domestic and international agricultural sectors. However, agricultural trade liberalization not ..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   With the combination of the Agricultural Development Act amendment (de-regulation) in 2000, and open trading of agriculture land and legacy issues from land reform; arose a set of issues. Arable land have..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee PhD  Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Some crops have lost their competitive advantage in traditional export markets since Taiwan joined the WTO. Many agriculture operation entities have either moved onto different crop growing or opening up new reven..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Preface Agriculture is the foundation of a country and it holds a significant responsibility for its citizens. With the rapid growth of our global economy, agriculture GDP has decreased gradually; but, it is sti..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Recreational agriculture, is a secondary agricultural business which is derived from agriculture itself.  The simple concept is to combine agriculture, lifestyle, and ecology as a whole. The key elements are: 1) agricult..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan is an island with limited resources.  Through the years, the major focus is to promote production. Many policies were established to ensure self-sufficiency with selected export. In recent years, Taiwan ..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association     Ever wanted to try your hands at farming? Ever wanted to put your green thumbs to the test? Look no further than the Farmers’ Academy, a virtual academic network established by t..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In recent years, global climate change has caused instability in agricultural production and supply of staple foods around the world. In response, and on the basis of concepts drawn from “risk m..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association As global warming continues to trigger a series of volatile weather events across the globe, all food production and supply chains face increasing levels of disruption, the COA pointed out. In the face of soarin..
 
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Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan has long faced young force exodus. For one, the aging population in the rural areas has caused worries of agricultural human fault. To promote the development of a sustainable agriculture, gove..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   "Free Economic Demonstration Zone--Value-added Agriculture" Key point of the Policy In response to the challenge of regional economic integration, the Council of Agriculture (COA) will ..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Stress the safety and quality of raw materials as well as value-added exports, without endangering MIT (Made in Taiwan) agricultural goods The agricultural raw materials of demonstration zone come from the g..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Cloud computing, which utilizes the internet to provide remote services to distant users, has been aided by the proliferation of smartphones and information technology in recent years. The future of c..
 
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   A “golden agricultural corridor” will be built in the western counties of Yunlin and Changhua. The action plan comes as part of the government’s broader Economic Power-Up Plan (2012)..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Preface With the development of global logistic industry and advancement of information technology, the distance between countries and places has become much shorter and closer; the interactions between entities..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Agriculture in Taiwan Taiwan is located in the subtropics mountains and rugged hills cover two-thirds of the land, so only about 830,000 hectares of land are suitable for agriculture. The average farm covers 1.1..
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