成立緣起

1966 年亞洲暨太平洋理事會第一屆部長會議中,中華民國代表團曾提出利用台灣之農業技術及w經驗推行亞太地區農業合作之建議,經過若干折衝,於1968年第三屆部長會議時正式提出設立亞太糧食肥料技術中心議案。根據該次會議之決議,於1969年2月在台北召開國際專家會議研討其可行性,經專家會議認定:「設置糧食肥料技術中心,以促進亞太地區有關糧食生產之技術知識及經驗之交流與傳播,確有必要。」此項議案於1969年6月召開之第四屆部長會議中獲得通過,同年12 月召開由各相關國家駐華使節組成之執行委員會第一次會議,並成立籌備辦事處,而於1970年4月24日在台北正式成立,定名為亞太糧食肥料技術中心(Food and Fertilizer Technology center for the Asian and Pacific Region, FFTC / ASPAC)。現址:台北市大安區溫州街14號5樓(農學大樓)

本中心於1970年成立之初,計有中華民國、日本、韓國、菲律賓、澳洲、紐西蘭、馬來西亞、泰國及越南等九國簽約參加。1974年以後,部分會員國與地主國(中華民國)外交關係發生變化,而未繼續支持本中心。目前會員國有中華民國、日本、韓國、菲律賓及越南等五國,印尼於2006年成為本中心觀察員國,並參與本中心執行業務。本中心之各項計畫雖以會員國為主要對象,但與前會員國之聯繫迄未中斷,除經常邀請各國專家參加研討會與講習會外,亦與相關國家之農業機構建立合作關係,協辦本中心在各國推動之計畫,並推荐適當人選參與本中心之各項活動。本中心在各國之主要合作機構如下:

Taiwan ROC ( 13 )

1. Council of Agriculture (COA) 
2. Bureau of Animal & Plant Health Inspection & Quarantine, COA 
3. National Taiwan University 
4. National Chung Hsing University 
5. Rural Development Foundation 
6. Chung Cheng Agricultural Science and Social Welfare Foundation 
7. Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) 
8. Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture 
9. Livestock Research Institute, Council of Agriculture 
10. Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture 
11. Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) 
12. Hualien District Agricultural research and Extension Station 
13. Tainan District Agricultural research and Extension Station

Australia ( 1 )

14. Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

Cambodia ( 1 )

15. Royal University of Agriculture

Indonesia ( 3 )

16. Indonesia Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) 
17. East Java Provincial Agriculture Service, Indonesia 
18. Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic Research and Development (ICSERD) / Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS)

Japan ( 6 )

19. Asian Productivity Organization (APO) 
20. Association for International Cooperation in Agriculture and Forestry / Japan Association for International Collaboration of Agriculture and Forestry (JAICAF) 
21. Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science (JIRCAS) 
22. Asian Pacific Weed Science Society / The Weed Science Society of Japan 
23. National Institute of Agro-Environmental Science, Japan (NIAES) 
24. National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Japan

Korea ( 3 )

25. National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) 
26. Korean Academy of Tourism Agriculture 
27. Rural Development Administration, Korea (RDA)

Malaysian ( 2 )
28. Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) 
29. University Pestanian Malaysia / Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Philippines ( 7 )

30. Department of Agriculture 
31. University of the Philippines at Los Banos 32. International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain - Asia and Pacific Network (INIBAP - ASPNET) 
33. Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natura1 Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Department of Science and Technology 
34. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) 
35. Davao National Crop Research and Development Center, Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture 
36. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 
37. Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology

Singapore ( 1 )

38. International Potash and Phosphate Institute

South Pacific Island ( 1 )

39. South Pacific Commission, New Caledonia / Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Thailand ( 3 )

40. Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University 
41. International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM) 
42. Asian and Pacific Seed and Seedling Association

Vietnam ( 4 )

43. National Institute of Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture (NIPP) 
44. College of Agriculture and Forestry , Vietnam National University 
45. Southern Fruit Research Institute, Vietnam (SOFRI) 
46. Department of Science and Technology, Hatinh Province, Vietnam