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Courtesy Call to MOFA
Jun. 04, 2020
Courtesy Call to MOFA
FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Associate Researcher Mr. Kun-Chang Tsai visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of China (Taiwan). There they met MOFA officials led by Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Mr. Bob L. J. Chen, Section Chief, APEC Section Ms. Aurora Wanmei Tsai and Senior Desk Officer, Agriculture, Fisheries and Economic Organizations Section, Mr. Michael Yen-Kai Chen. At the beginning of the meeting Director Chang expressed the Center's sincere apperception to  MOFA, ROC for supporting the Project on “Enhancing Collaborative Research Network of the Value Chain and Control of Diseases in Southeast and South Asia’ and made progress update on the project. This is a 3-year project and it is in its final year. The Center is currently formulating a proposal for the next phrase and seeking for MOFA’s continued support. The Director-General Mr Chen said he is very impressed by the work that FFTC has been doing. The MOFA is very proud to be a part of the Center's many projects.
FFTC visits BAPHIQ
Jun. 01, 2020
FFTC visits BAPHIQ
FFTC Director Dr. Su-san Chang and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visit the Council of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) main headquarters in Taipei. There they meet BAPHIQ officials led by the Director General Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Deputy Director General Dr. Hui-Chuan Chou, and Director for Planning Division’s Dr. Woan-Ru Lee. The FFTC and BAPHIQ officials discuss the current animal and plant health quarantine issues especially in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other possible joint projects and collaboration in the future.
The first Organizing Committee Meeting of the 2020 Dragon Fruit Workshop
May. 22, 2020
The first Organizing Committee Meeting of the 2020 Dragon Fruit Workshop
FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang leads the first Organizing Committee Meeting of the 2020 Dragon Fruit Workshop and Steering Committee Meeting via teleconference. The online meeting is co-chaired by Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin, Director General of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute. Other attendees who participated in the meeting are Dr. Wen-Li Lee, Director of Fengshan Tropical Horticulture Experiment Branch, Dr. Yushin Chen, Head of Crop Improvement Division of the Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, and Plant Nutritionist Dr. Ray-Yu Yang. Other attendees from FFTC include Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Associate Researcher Mr. Kunchang Tsai, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat, Senior Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Assistant Ms. Kimberly Chen. The meeting basically discusses the ongoing preparations for the upcoming dragon fruit workshop scheduled this coming September.
FFTC pays courtesy call to the Thailand Trade and Economic Office
May. 15, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy call to the Thailand Trade and Economic Office
FFTC management, including the Director Dr. Su-San Chang and the Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, paid a courtesy call to the Executive Director of Thailand Trade and Economic Office (TTEO) Mr. Thongchai Chasawath. The FFTC Director Dr. Chang expressed great appreciation to the Thailand partners for continuous support to the FFTC. This benefits the platform a lot. The TTEO Executive Director Mr. Thongchai Chasawath concerned with the issues of organic farming and food processing. He stated that most farmers in the region are small scale farmers, and the two issues have much to do with how to help these farmers to improve yield quality, increase marketing power as well as achieve sustainable agriculture. He hoped the FFTC could take the leading role to collect and disseminate tangible agricultural technologies and practical practices to those in need. FFTC Director Dr. Chang agreed with his idea and further mentioned that FFTC's mission is to empower the farmers through technologies. Our 2021-2024 Strategic Action Plan, considering current major agricultural issues in the region, is meant to collect and disseminate comprehensible and useful technologies and information to the farmers. Our activities are open to the general public and we welcome everyone to join in.   Other people in the meeting include the FFTC Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Chief of Economic Affairs Section of the TTEO Ms. Pemikar Lusananon.
FFTC pays courtesy call to AIT
May. 14, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy call to AIT
  The FFTC delegate, led by the Director Dr. Su-San Chang, paid a courtesy visit to the AIT Agricultural Section Chief Mr. Mark Petry. Mr. Petry and Dr. Chang have known each other for a long time through previous work collaboration.  In the beginning, The FFTC Director Dr. Chang introduced the Centre to Mr. Petry and the Strategic Action Plan 2021-2024 and the 5 program themes the Centre currently drafting. After that, Dr. Chang briefed this year's FFTC activities, the Dragon Fruit Project and the FFTC Agricultural Policy Platform.   The Centre is now trying to widen the partnerships. Although the United States of America geographically does not belong to the Asian and Pacific Region, there are still some issues of common interest to work together with FFTC. For example, the AIT was invited to join the FFTC's citrus HLB disease management international symposium for sharing their experience. In addition, several speakers from the USA were invited as FFTC symposium/workshop speakers in terms of soil, livestock, tropical fruit subjects.   FFTC is looking forward to having more collaborations with the AIT in the near future.   Other people in the meeting include the FFTC Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Agricultural Specialist, Agricultural Section of the AIT Dr. Ping Wu.    
Jun. 04, 2020
Courtesy Call to MOFA
Jun. 01, 2020
FFTC visits BAPHIQ
May. 22, 2020
The first Organizing Committee Meeting of the 2020 Dragon Fruit Workshop
May. 15, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy call to the Thailand Trade and Economic Office
May. 14, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy call to AIT
May. 08, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy visit to the Australian Office, Taipei
Apr. 24, 2020
Director's message: FFTC 50th anniversary
Apr. 23, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy visit to the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre, Taipei
Apr. 13, 2020
FFTC pays courtesy call to the Korean Mission in Taipei
Apr. 10, 2020
Courtesy visit to the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei
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