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Center bids goodbye to Dr. Hasebe
Nov. 13, 2020
Center bids goodbye to Dr. Hasebe
  FFTC Director Dr. Su-san Chang recently hosted a farewell dinner party to its Japanese Deputy Director, Dr. Akira Hasebe, who has retired from the Center. Dr. Hasebe, whose stint with FFTC began on April 9, 2018, has helped in the management and daily operations of FFTC up to his last working day on November 11. The former NARO Vice President has been instrumental in both the technical and administrative management aspects of the Center’s holding of its seminars and workshops. He also spearheaded the crafting of FFTC’s Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2024. At the farewell dinner, friends and colleagues paid tribute and toasted to Dr. Hasebe and his wife and wished them good luck as they embark on a new journey in their life back in Japan.
The 114th Meeting of the Working Group
Nov. 12, 2020
The 114th Meeting of the Working Group
  The Center held its 114th Meeting of the Working Group (WG) last November 11. Seven WG members from Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan attended the meeting, together with observers from Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Chi-Hung Lin, Deputy Director General of COA’s International Department (who represented the DG Mr. Vincent Lin), was the Chairman of the meeting. FFTC Director Dr. Su-san Chang and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe took turns to present the accomplishments of the Center for 2020, as well as the proposed projects for next year. The WG members, who are representatives of FFTC’s partner countries, serve as a link to the Executive Board and the FFTC management. The recommendations of the WG members will be elevated to the Executive Board in another meeting in December.
Agri food loss, wastes, and innovative technologies for the reuse, recycling and value addition of agricultural wastes and residuals highlight circular agriculture symposium
Nov. 10, 2020
Agri food loss, wastes, and innovative technologies for the reuse, recycling and value addition of agricultural wastes and residuals highlight circular agriculture symposium
  The recently concluded FFTC-TLRI online and on-site International Symposium on “The Practice and Benefits of Circular Agriculture in Waste Reducing and Recycling” started as part of the Asia Agri-Tech Expo and Forum at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei.  Dr. Junne-Jih Chen, Deputy Minister of the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of Taiwan, was the special guest during the opening ceremony. Dr. Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary of Asia-Pacific Association of Agriculture Research Institutes (APAARI) also gave an opening remark via online participation. In this two-day symposium, 14 speakers and four panelists from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Vietnam  shared their knowledge and experiences on the impacts of food loss and wastes on agriculture, environment and economy and how innovative technologies for the reuse, recycling, value addition of agricultural wastes and resides can help in the effective operations of circular agriculture. On November 3, the registration of online and onsite participants has reached 161 and 158 people. Final Report https://www.fftc.org.tw/en/activities/detail/154
Circular agriculture symposium participants visit Yilan
Nov. 05, 2020
Circular agriculture symposium participants visit Yilan
  Participants of the international symposium on “The Practice and Benefits of Circular Agriculture in Waste Reducing and Recycling” went on an educational trip and visited three areas in Yilan county in Taiwan. These places are good templates of agricultural waste management and recycling. First stop was Yilan Aquaponics, owned by Mr. Chen-Yuan Lu, where through the combination of aquaculture and hydroponic farming he was able to produce non-toxic vegetables and fishes while utilizing wastes and residuals. Second stop was the Toucheng Leisure Farm, a 120 hectare eco-friendly farm owned by Madame Cho, who is an advocate of sustainable agriculture. The family owned leisure farm interlinked the principles of recycling and waste management and started a mission to teach their visitors how to enjoy Nature while taking care of the environment. Third stop was a visit to Kuenjin company, whose main business is selling wood, wood structure engineering, design snd construction. The company is also known for recycling wood rejects and wastes to create value-added products. The international symposium on circular agriculture is a joint project of FFTC and the Taiwan Livestock Research Institute.  
FFTC renews MOU with Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand
Nov. 04, 2020
FFTC renews MOU with Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand
The Center recently renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed by FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang and KU President Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat. This year, KU, NARO (Japan) and FFTC co-organized an international symposium on “Smart Food Value Chain - The Solution to Asia's Distribution” on October 29. The partnership between KU goes a long way. Over the past decade, FFTC has had collaborations with KU in organizing and holding workshops and seminars on a lot of important agricultural topics and themes. KU Vice President for Planning and Research Dr. Sornprach Thanisayanyangkura is also the Center's Technical Advisory Committee member. To further strengthen and enhance the partnership, the two organizations renewed their ties through an MOU. Kasetsart University (KU) is a leading agricultural research university in Thailand. It was Thailand's first agricultural university and also the country's third oldest university. 
Nov. 13, 2020
Center bids goodbye to Dr. Hasebe
Nov. 12, 2020
The 114th Meeting of the Working Group
Nov. 10, 2020
Agri food loss, wastes, and innovative technologies for the reuse, recycling and value addition of agricultural wastes and residuals highlight circular agriculture symposium
Nov. 05, 2020
Circular agriculture symposium participants visit Yilan
Nov. 04, 2020
FFTC renews MOU with Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand
Oct. 07, 2020
Rice technologies and climate adaptation strategies featured in FFTC-MARDI videoconference
Sep. 30, 2020
The 3rd Dragon Fruit Workshop Ended Successfully with 10,000 Views in Three Days
Sep. 21, 2020
“Applicable Solutions Against Rice Blast in Asia” international workshop ended successfully
Sep. 18, 2020
FFTC signed MOU with JIRCAS
Sep. 18, 2020
Courtesy Visit to Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
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