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Sep. 18, 2020

Courtesy Visit to Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute

Courtesy Visit to Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute


On September 15, FFTC management, including Director Dr. Su-San Chang and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe paid a courtesy visit to Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) and met Director General Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin.

At the beginning of the meeting, Director Dr. Su-San Chang, on behalf of the Centre, expressed her sincere gratitude for TARI’s long term partnership and DG Dr. Lin’s support to FFTC’s activities. Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Branch, TARI and FFTC work together for the Dragon Fruit workshop which will be held on September 22.

Director Dr. Chang also appreciated that Mr. Horng-Yuh Guo, Chief of Agricultural Chemistry Division and his team has been collaborating with FFTC with the“Proficiency Testing Program of Soil, Plant Tissue, and Fertilizer Analysis Project" for 3 years. The project is getting its popularity among soil laboratories in the Asian and Pacific region. Participated in soil laboratories are increasing year by year.

The two leaders also discussed the potential collaboration project plan for the year 2021.

Other people in the meeting include Mr. Chia-Rong Lin, Director General, Department of Foreign Affairs, COA, Mr. Albert T. K. Wen, Chief for the International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, COA, Mr. Shan-Jen Fang, Senior Researcher / Entomologist & Director, Technical Service, TARI.

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