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The 2021 FFTC-TARI Proficiency Test of Soil, Plant Tissue, and Fertilizer Analysis is coming!
Apr. 09, 2021
The 2021 FFTC-TARI Proficiency Test of Soil, Plant Tissue, and Fertilizer Analysis is coming!
  Since 2018, FFTC and Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) have been conducting Proficiency Testing (PT) of soil testing and plant analysis to evaluate the capability and performance of laboratories of soil testing and plant analysis in ASPAC countries. Every year we get positive feedback from representatives of participating laboratories and received more and more applications from new laboratories. Because of this, FFTC and TARI have decided to continue the event this year! This PT project will be conducted free of charge to all representatives of participating laboratories, but only limited to the first 100 registrants. Kindly register early so that you can be assured of a slot. Deadline of registration: June 26, 2021 For more information, please check the Scheme. To register, please download the participant’s form Here.
New year's message
Feb. 09, 2021
New year's message
As we enter the year of the Ox, we are pinning our hopes that 2021 will terminate all the troubles that 2020 has brought to our lives. Even if we are still in the middle of this pandemic, it is our wish that we can overcome our obstacles and that our businesses and livelihood will expand and flourish all-year round. This year, FFTC has 11 projects in the pipeline. The activities in the projects include nine workshops, three networks and one seminar for our 50th Anniversary Event (please refer to the link). Because the ongoing pandemic cannot allow us to hold face-to-face meetings, all of our projects would still be done online with seven of these having onsite counterparts in our home base in Taiwan. Also including in our list of activities are the continuation of our Agricultural Policy Platform (now on its 9th year), our project on Enhancing International Collaboration for Tropical Fruit Value Chain for Global Markets (now on its 4th year) and our Proficiency Testing of Soil/Plant Analysis (now on its 4th year). We would also like to announce an addition to our growing FFTC family as we welcome Mr. Lee Kyong Won, our new Korean Agricultural Economist, from the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation.  Mr. Lee will start his work in the Center this March. Undoubtedly, this will be a busy year for us in FFTC. But we are positive that given the usual full support of our partners and stakeholders, we will surmount the odds and come up with even higher quality outputs that are aligned with our Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2024. And with your constructive feedback and suggestions, we know that we can face the year’s challenges head on. Wishing you peace, joy, good health and prosperity in the New Year! SU-SAN CHANG, Ph.D. Director
FFTC’s List of Projects for 2021
Feb. 08, 2021
FFTC’s List of Projects for 2021
The Center’s Executive Board recently approved 11 projects for 2021. The activities in the projects include nine workshops, three networks and one seminar for our 50th Anniversary Event. Because the ongoing pandemic cannot allow us to hold face-to-face meetings, all of our projects would still be done online with seven of these having onsite counterparts in our home base in Taipei. Also including in our list of activities are the continuation of our Agricultural Policy Platform (now on its 9th year), our project on Enhancing International Collaboration for Tropical Fruit Value Chain for Global Markets (now on its 4th year) and our Proficiency Testing of Soil/Plant Analysis (now on its 4th year). Below is the Center’s Projects for 2021 which will be updated on this site from time to time. PDF file download link: http://bit.ly/3oVLqZW
FFTC Agricultural Policy (FFTC-AP) Platform Call for papers
Apr. 14, 2020
FFTC Agricultural Policy (FFTC-AP) Platform Call for papers
The establishment of the FFTC Agricultural Policy (FFTC-AP) Platform in 2013 is directed toward collecting and disseminating the latest information on agricultural policies from various countries in the Asian and Pacific region, including Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. The information sources include invited and submitted analytic and research papers by agricultural professionals and policy experts mainly in Asia, as well as the latest news from academic and country reports. The main objective of the FFTC-AP Platform is to establish a database of national agricultural policies for sharing and exchanging agricultural policy information across different countries. To date, more than a thousand articles have been published in the Platform under 30 categories. The categories include topics such as Food security and safety, Overview of agricultural policy, Production policy, Smart agriculture, Farmers' welfare and retirement system, Agricultural human resources development, Agricultural science policies and technology development, Agricultural marketing policy, Agricultural e-commerce, Trade liberalization countermeasures, Import regulation and quarantine, Agricultural circular economy, Eco-friendly agriculture (satoyama and satoumi), and Rural development, etc. There are two ways to publish your papers on FFTC-AP Platform (the first one is preferred): 1. Submit manuscripts to contracted partners (please click here for their contact information). 2. Submit manuscripts directly to FFTC. All the manuscripts will be under paper review, which is coordinated by FFTC-AP contracted partners and the FFTC-AP management team. The review process will be normally completed within 14 working days. The authors should then revise their articles, according to reviewers’ comments, and send back to the original contact channel. Once the papers are accepted and published on the FFTC-AP website, certain amount of remuneration will be paid to the author(s). For more information on paper submission, please contact Ms. Natalie Lu via natalielupy@fftc.org.tw We warmly welcome you to submit agricultural policy related papers (at least 1,500 words) to us. Join us and be part of our team! For more information, please visit FFTC-AP website.
FFTC to hold its 50th anniversary and symposium on October 6, 2021
Mar. 03, 2021
FFTC to hold its 50th anniversary and symposium on October 6, 2021
    The Center has marked its half-century of existence last year. Originally, there was supposed to be a one-day celebration last April 22, 2020 coinciding with an agricultural symposium on the same day. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration and symposium were postponed to October 21, 2020. And because of the recent developments regarding the continuous spread of the virus and the travel restrictions in almost all countries of the region, the celebration of FFTC’s 50th anniversary and symposium was again postponed. This time, the FFTC management has decided that regardless of whether the travel restrictions will be lifted or not in Taiwan and other Asian countries, FFTC will still push through with its 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 6, 2021. This will be done both onsite (in Taipei) and online coinciding with a symposium that will tackle among other things, how the COVID-19 continues to affect Asian agriculture and the strategies to overcome the challenges and build a sustainable and resilient agri-food system in the region. We will keep you posted on further developments of this event. For any questions or inquiries regarding the above mentioned matter, kindly send us an email at info@fftc.org.tw
Oct. 28, 2016
FFTC signs MOU with MARDI
Sep. 14, 2016
Seminar on Advanced Breeding Methods for Stress-tolerant Food Crops
Jul. 06, 2016
Dragon Fruit Diseases Workshop Announcement for General Public
Apr. 13, 2016
Fruit and vegetable grafting workshop kicks off in May
Apr. 11, 2016
Workshop on Climate Change and Livestock Production Systems
Mar. 31, 2016
FFTC now on Facebook and Twitter!
Mar. 31, 2016
FFTC bids farewell to Dr. Nagai; welcomes new Deputy Director Dr. Takenaka
May. 01, 2015
Training Course in Smart Use of Fertilizers Kicks Off in May
Jul. 25, 2013
Biotech experts meet
Jan. 04, 2007
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