2022 DFNet Workshop
May 5, 2022 (10:00 – 15:00 GMT+8)
May 6, 2022 (09:00 – 12:20 GMT+8)
Agri-food supply chains generally involve multiple intermediaries between farmers and consumers. Farm gate products pass multiple layers and stakeholders before reaching the end of customers, resulting in higher values and prices which, in most cases, do not return to farmers. E-commerce can provide a platform for farmers to directly sell their products to different types of buyers, directly returning of the sales to farmers as a positive cycle of higher farmer income, more capital reinvestment and higher production efficiency.
Most small-scale farmers lack the knowledge and capacity related to e-commerce technology and operation. In addition, agri-food e-commerce is much more challenged and complex in logistics and delivery systems than other types of products such as electronics and houseware. Many of the international or domestic e-commerce platforms were established for none-agri-food products and may not be able to be applied directly to agri-food business. During the COVID-19 pandemics, the city lockdown and limitation of human movement and contacts have stimulated rapid development of agri-food delivery systems that helps to fill the gaps of agri-food e-commerce.
FFTC and Taiwan Agricultural Research institute (TARI) – Fengshan Branch, Council of Agriculture are organizing this workshop in partnership with the Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) and DFNet Project partners from Asian Pacific Region. The workshop includes a one-day international forum and a half-day farmers workshop. The forum invites international experts to discuss the recent development of agri-food e-commerce at local and regional levels, and the challenges and opportunities for tropical fruit growers. The farmers workshop will discuss e-commerce platforms, capacity development, and entry points for farmers to participate in agri-food e-commerce.
We are cordially inviting all researchers, industry players, farmers and enthusiasts to register and participate in the workshop. The language of the international forum in Day I will be in English with Chinese interpretation. The Day II farmers workshop will be in Chinese with English interpretation. The participants can choose either of the languages and join us online at the webex virtual meeting room or watch live broadcast at FFTC-website or Facebook. In-person meeting at the TARI-Fengshan Branch will be by invitation due to limited number of seats arranged according to the COVID-19 alert measures.
Please register the workshop at km.fftc.org.tw/workshop/2
Registration is free!