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This Center is a member of the CGIAR group. CIFOR committed to enhancing the benefits of forests for people in the tropics. The website contains more than 12 free publications (in the form of PDF files) about various aspects of forestry. It also gives access to TROPIS (Tree Growth and Permanent Plot Information System), including the TROPIS Newsletter: and PLANTGRO, which is an expert system to help users to estimate future forest growth under various conditions.

This organization, based in Japan, replaced the Tropical Agricultural Research Center (TARC). It is one of the 29 research institutes belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF). It is a research center dealing with agricultural issues from an international perspective. It implements research programs pertaining to agriculture, forestry and fisheries in collaboration with various organizations located in the developing regions of the world. These research programs aim to help the target countries achieve sustainable development of agriculture, forestry and fisheries compatible with the preservation of the environment on a global scale. The web site describes the work of JIRCAS in each Division, and presents a summary of recent research. The website also provides the full (English) text of recent issues of JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly).

This large, regularly updated website has a wealth of information about agriculture in the Philippines. It presents important new developments in both agricultural policy and technology, including commodity price information and farming tips.

  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was established since 1995 based on combination of Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, Ministry of Forestry and Ministry of Irrigation.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

This on-line library catalogue can be searched by topic, author etc. This is a good site for looking up references and names of journals. Some of the citations are linked to the full text of the document cited. There are also some reference photos and drawings of e.g. forest insects, and some genera of plants.

This database gives the common and scientific name of a large number of plants, including both crops and weeds. Other information includes plant growth data, plant distribution data, and links to other plant sites. The emphasis is on North American plant species, but a large number of these are also present in Asia, including invasive weed species. Images are provided for many (though not all) species, making it a useful tool in weed identification

         The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is one of the sectoral councils under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It was formed through the consolidation of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) on June 22, 2011 pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.

        Originally established in November 1972 as the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research (PCAR), it became the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research (PCARR) to include mines research in 1975. Affirming the role of S&T in development, PCARR changed its name to Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) in 1982. The Council was tasked to provide a unified and focused direction for the country’s agricultural research. It then became an apex organization that supports and manages the national network of government and higher education institutions involved in crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, soil and water, mineral resources, and socio-economic research and development (R&D). In 1987, the Council was renamed the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development but retained the acronym PCARRD. On January 30 of the same year created the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) from the Fisheries Research Division of PCARRD with functions focused on aquatic and marine sectors.

       With expanded coverage, functions, and responsibilities, the Council formulates policies, plans, and programs for science and technology-based R&D in the different sectors under its concern. It coordinates, evaluates, and monitors the national R&D efforts in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector. It also allocates government and external funds for R&D and generates resources to support its program.

        As the apex Council of the AANR sector, PCAARRD is engaged in active partnerships with international, regional, and national organizations and funding institutions for joint R&D, human resource development and training, technical assistance, and exchange of scientists, information, and technologies. The Council is implementing its program primarily through its Research and Development and Extension Consortia which are located all over the country.

The Council of Agriculture is the competent authority on the agricultural, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry and food affairs in Taiwan. Its responsibilities include guiding and supervising provincial and municipal offices in these areas. Under the council there are Department of Planning, Department of Animal Industry , Department of Farmers' Services, Department of International Affairs, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Irrigation and Engineering , Secretariat, Personnel Office, Accounting Office, Civil Service Ethics Office, Legal Affairs Committee, Petitions and Appeals Committee and Information Management Center respectively in charge of related affairs.

Agriculture and Food Agency, COA
No.8 Kuang-hwa Rd., Nantou county     Tel: +886-49-2332-380
No.15 Sec 1, Hangzhou South Rd. Taipei City     TEL:+886-2-23937231

Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government
Address:No.1, City Hall Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City 11008, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
For callers in Taipei City, please dial 1999 for the Citizen Hotline. For callers outside of Taipei City, please dial 886-2-27208889

Key industries that the Park aims to develop include functional foods and biotech cosmetics, fish breeding and aquaculture products, biopesticides, biofertilizers, animal vaccines, biotech testing and OEM/ODM service, and environmental control facilities. Park residents are gradually developing a supplementary and upstream/downstream supply relationship among themselves, and furthermore, forming an extensive supply chain with enterprises outside the Park, hence creating powerful cluster synergies.


Forestry Bureau, COA
No. 2, Hangchou S. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei City, Taiwan R.O.C.     TEL::+886-2-23515441   FAX::+886-2-2341428


Fisheries Agency, COA   
No.1, Yugang N. 1st Rd., Qianzhen Dist., Kaohsiung City 806, (Taiwan, ROC) Tel: +886-7-811-3288
Taipei Office : 6F., No.100, Sec. 2, Heping W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: +886-2-2383-5678

Soils, fertilizers and Water

Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, COA
No.6, Guanghua Rd., Nantou City, Nantou County 54044, Taiwan (R.O.C.)     Tel: +886-4-92394300


This informative website provides more than one hundred information sheets, most of them related to various aspects of agriculture or aquaculture. It is an excellent site for news about primary resources and industry, as well as agriculture. The Agribusiness section is worth exploring: it contains a sections on Field crops, with news and information sheets, and also a section on Meat, dairy and aquaculture, with the full text of recent issues of the CSIRO Newsletter Animal Health News (in HTML and PDF format).

Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, COA
9Fl., No. 51, Sec. 2, Chungching S. Rd., Jungjeng Chiu, Taipei, Taiwan 10075, R.O.C.     TEL:(+886)(2)2343-1401 FAX:(+886)(2)2343-1400

Bureau of Agricultural Finance, COA    
3F., No. 15, Sec. 1, Hangjhou S. Rd., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan     TEL:(02)2351-6633

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