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FFTC pays a courtesy call to MECO
Mar.26,2020
FFTC pays a courtesy call to MECO
Director Su-san Chang meets Chairman Angelito Banayo, Resident Representative of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in his office in Taipei. The two leaders discuss agricultural issues and technology updates and ways to further strengthen the ties between FFTC and the Philippines. MECO, the de facto embassy of the Philippines in Taiwan, has had a long and strong partnership with FFTC that goes back to the early `70s. Other people in the meeting include Ms. Irene Joan Tan, MECO Development and Cultural Officer, Mr. Ronald Mangubat, FFTC Information Officer and Ms. Chia Chuan Chang, Secretary of FFTC.
Courtesy visit to Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association
Mar.17,2020
Courtesy visit to Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association
On March 16, FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe pay a courtesy visit to Mr. Mitsuaki Hoshino, Chief Deputy Representative Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, Taipei Office. He is also one of the members of the Center's Executive Board. Aside from exchanging pleasantries, they talked about possible areas of cooperation between FFTC and Japan in the future. This is Director Dr. Chang's first courtesy visit since her inauguration on March 1, 2020. She will continue to visit FFTC's Executive Board members.
FFTC and TARI meet for the PT project
Feb.12,2020
FFTC and TARI meet for the PT project
On February 10, FFTC Acting Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited the Director General of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin. After having a short visit with DG Dr. Lin, Dr. Hasebe and Ms. Lii started the meeting with partners in Agricultural Chemistry Division, including Director Dr. Horng-Yuh Guo, Associate Researcher Dr. Yu-Wen Lin, Associate Researcher Dr. Tsang-Sen Liu, and Assistant Researcher Mr. Chu-Chung Chen. The meeting focused on the cooperation direction and targets of the FFTC-TARI Proficiency Test Project, which will continue in 2020, the aim of which is to provide ASPAC countries’ laboratories the chance to have their soils, plant tissues, and fertilizers undergo the opportunity for Proficiency Test (PT).
Visiting Hutian Community at Yangmingshan National Park
Feb.11,2020
Visiting Hutian Community at Yangmingshan National Park
On February 7, Acting Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Associate Researcher Mr. Kun-Chan Tsai, and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu visited Hutian Community of which is a winner of 2018 Golden Village locating at Yangmingshan National Park. Mr. Yong-Ru Chen, chairman of the Hutian Community Development Association, warmly welcomed us and introduced the rural history and development of the community. As the earliest cultivation site of japonica rice (called “Penlemie” in chinese pronunciation) in Taiwan, Hutian Community has experienced several industrial transitions and suffered difficulties such as aged population and outflow of labor forces. However, through the joint efforts of residents, Hutian Community has successfully invigorated the tourist economy, and developed a whole new scenario of sustainable rural economic activities by integrating memories of local culture and history. ---- This coming April 21 to 23, FFTC will hold the 25th meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and a 50th Anniversary Ceremony and Memorial Symposium on “Perspective on Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems”, and a follow up field trip. The tentative field trip sites include smart agriculture farm, successful cases of sustainable rural development, and cultural tours.
Visiting the cases of smart agriculture application on industry value chain in Taichung
Feb.10,2020
Visiting the cases of smart agriculture application on industry value chain in Taichung
On February 6, Acting Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Associate Researcher Mr. Kun-Chan Tsai, assisted and accompanied by the Associate Researcher Mr. Wu-Huan Hsu and Project Manager Mr. Chih-Yuan Chang at TARI, investigated and visited the cases of smart agriculture application on industry value chain of which being as candidate sites for the file trip planning for the TAC members and VIPs of FFTC 50th Anniversary Ceremony in the coming April. They first visited Yumei Farm Ltd., where General Manager Mr. Chuck Lin and other senior officers introduced the electronic traceability production platform, contract farming regulation, as well as modes of farmland technology and management transfer system. Later, they went to tomato demonstrative greenhouse and learned the concepts and practical uses of automatic management of Lora-based smart agriculture system. The second site was Q-YO Bio-Technology Co. Ltd., and General Manager Mr. Seven Fang greeted us and introduced the R&D advantage and product portfolio of Q-YO in the global mushroom industry under the trend of smart agriculture. Mr. Fang emphasized the concepts of “From Farm to Table” and “Value-added Improvement” by demonstrating the operation of smart control center and management of mushroom production factory to offer a clear picture of mushroom production system and management know-hows. ---- This coming April 21 to 23, FFTC will hold the 25th meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and a 50th Anniversary Ceremony and Memorial Symposium on “Perspective on Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems”, and a follow up field trip. The tentative field trip sites include smart agriculture farm, successful cases of sustainable rural development, and cultural tours.  
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