Food and Fertilizer Technology Center - publications

Jul. 17, 2020

FFTC publications and regular website on Asian agriculture

FFTC publications and regular website on Asian agriculture

FFTC produces its quarterly newsletters both in print and electronic versions. The newsletters give readers an update on the activities and projects of the Center.


The most recent and relevant agricultural technologies and information collected by the Center through its various activities are documented and published in the forms of annual report, technical and extension bulletins, workshop proceedings, books and newsletters. All publications are electronically available in the FFTC website. The newsletters and annual report are also published in hard copies.

• FFTC Annual Report 2019 (in both hard and e-files)
• 12 extension bulletins and five technical bulletins
• Newsletter 203 (January-March)       
• Newsletter 204 (April-June)       
• Newsletter 205 (July-September)
• Newsletter 206 (October-December)

Website use

FFTC uploaded practically all documents regarding its workshops and seminars for this year. It includes all papers, country reports, photos and videos. The AP Project, which has its own link from the FFTC website has helped a lot in generating more visitor hits because of its uploaded articles for the year.

From January 1 to December 31, 2019, there have been 284,076 users of the FFTC English website. This is much higher than the 247,543 users at about the same time last year. Of this figure, 13% were new users with 87% as returning users. In terms of country or territory, the Philippines remains as the number one user of the FFTC website with 78,421 visits, followed by India (42,331) and the United States (31,117).


From the papers presented during the Center’s international workshops and seminars, every year, FFTC chooses 10-20 papers and publishes them into extension and technical bulletins. The former are practical information for practical purposes while the latter are for advanced research for scientists and researchers. They were written by FFTC’s resource speakers from different member countries in the region who are distinguished agricultural experts and research managers in the international community. These publications are aimed to be reference materials on Asian agriculture for scientists, agriculturists, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and extension workers. They are also uploaded online and can be accessed and downloaded in the FFTC website.


FFTC, NARO and MARCO officials decided to publish a book right after the international symposium on “Climate Smart Agriculture for Small-scale Farmers in the Asian and Pacific Region” was finished on September 27-22, 2018 at the Tsukuba International Conference Center in Tsukuba, Japan. This is a collection of 22 selected papers presented during the symposium and the NARO International Peer Review Meeting. Adopting the same title from the international symposium, the said book, edited by Dr. Yasuhito Shirato of NARO and Dr. Akira Hasebe, Deputy Director of FFTC, has been published into a 347-page book. It has prefaces written by FFTC Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and NARO’s President Dr. Kazuo Kyuma.

The book has three major chapters: 1) Mitigation options for greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural lands in the Asian and Pacific Region; 2) Mechanisms and impacts of global environmental change on crop production in the Asian and Pacific Region; and 3) Adaptation options to reduce vulnerability of agricultural systems to the risks related to climate change in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Copies of the book have been distributed to the authors, organizers,  country partner representatives and friends of FFTC. It is also available online and can be accessed in the FFTC website at

FFTC, NARO and MARCO book is a collection of 22 selected papers presented during the symposium and the NARO International Peer Review Meeting. 

Extension bulletins

EB 728
Overall dragon fruit production and global marketing - Robert E. Paull and Nancy Jung Chen

EB 729  
Application of block chain technology in food traceability: the case of dragon fruit fruits in Vietnam - Dang Duc Chien

EB 730  
Overview of precision agriculture with focus on rice farming - Chia-Yu Lin et al.

EB 731  
Precision agriculture for rice production in the Philippines - Jasper G. Tallada

EB 732  
The status of the fisheries industry in Cambodia - Mak Kakada

EB 733  
The Fisheries situation in Taiwan - Sheng Ping Wang and Cheng-Hsin Liao

EB 734
 Japan’s smart food value chain: from consumer to agri-food industries - Toshio Ohtami

EB 735  
Thailand research fund-precision agriculture research - development and implementation network: concept and practices - Attachai Jintrawet

EB 736  
Korean GAP trends focused on environmentally and consumer friendly food production - Hwang-Yong Kim

EB 737  
Conserving biodiversity for a sustainable future: perspectives from the Satoyama Initiative - Evonne Yiu et al.

EB 738  
Study on rice paddy agroecosystem in different cultivation method and landscape - Li Lin et al.

EB 739  
Achievements, challenges, and ways forward for the Satoyama Development Mechanism: a self-assessment by the SDM secretariat - Yasuo Takahashi and Rafaella Kozar

Technical bulletins

TB 226 
Robots for herd management of dairy cows in tropical Taiwan - Ming Chen Wu et al.

TB 227 
Current trends and perspectives of precision livestock farming (PLF) in relation to IoT data and science tools - Ilan Halacami Li et al.

TB 228 
Early detection of livestock diseases by using wearable wireless sensors - Koji Yoshioka et al.

TB 229 
The big data management and use case study for agriculture based on data - Yongbeen Cho and Hyerim Lee

TB 230 
Application of common information platform to foster data driven agriculture in Taiwan - Jhy-Rong Tsay et al.

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