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New Taipei and IFOAM promote healthy sustainable agriculture in Taiwan
2019-03-30
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New Taipei City in cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM Asia), held a youth seminar on March 29 to promote nutrition and organic farming practices.

The seminar was entitled "Access to Markets: A Road to Sustainability" and invited experts from across the Asia-Pacific to speak about sustainable agriculture and its future development in Taiwan.

The Mayor of New Taipei, Hou You-Yi (侯友宜), spoke at the seminar and emphasized the government’s responsibility to ensure healthy and sustainable agricultural practices and to help develop market channels for healthy produce.

New Taipei City’s Agriculture Bureau released a press statement noting the city’s observance and promotion of organic agriculture to promote healthy communities.

The city promotes an “organic nutritious lunch” policy to ensure the supply and production of the healthy organic agricultural products, which will encourage and assist young farmers to invest further in agriculture, according to the press release.

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