Late last year, an FFTC delegation headed by Dr. Lin went to IPB University in Bogor Indonesia to discuss the details of signing an MOU. Photo shows Dr. Lin, Rector Arif Satria of IPB, Prof Iskandar Z Siregar, Director, International Program and FFTC Deputy Director Akira Hasebe.
FFTC signs MOU with IPB University
The Center recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the IPB University of Bogor Indonesia, with the two parties agreeing to promote collaboration through exchange of scientific and technical publications and information. The MOU, which was signed by former FFTC Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and IPB rector, Arif Satria, is also an agreement to collaborate in the conduct of seminars, workshops, training courses, cooperative demonstration projects and agricultural extension programs, provision of technical consultancy services and exchange of scientists for sharing of experiences and technical knowledge and achievements, among others.
Late last year, an FFTC delegation headed by Dr. Lin went to IPB University in Bogor Indonesia to discuss the details of the said MOU.
FFTC management led by Dr. Su-San Chang, Deputy Director Akira Hasebe, and Ms. Chia Chuan Chang, met with COA’s Director for International Affairs Mr. Vincent Lin to discuss the postponement of the FFTC TAC meeting and its 50th anniversary celebration. The said events have been postponed to July and October of this year.
FFTC postpones 50th anniversary events
The chain of events coinciding FFTC’s 50th anniversary celebration has been postponed to a later date, because of the recent developments on the continuous spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The TAC meeting, which is originally scheduled on April 21 at the Howard International Hotel, has been postponed to July 21. Meanwhile, the FFTC Symposium and 50th Anniversary celebration, which was originally set on April 22 at the NTUH Convention Center, Taipei has also been reset to October 21. Those who have received the original invitation letters for the April events will receive notifications of its postponements.
At the MECO office in Taipei (from left to right) Ms. Irene Joan Tan, MECO Development and Culture Officer, Mr. Angelito Banayo, MECO Representative, Dr. Su-San Chang, FFTC Director, Mr. Ronald Mangubat, FFTC Information Officer and Ms. Chia Chuan Chang, FFTC Secretary.
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.