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Jul. 17, 2020

Other activities

Other activities

Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin pays a courtesy call to the officials of the Philippines’ Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) headed by its Chairman and Resident Representative Mr. Angelito T. Banayo, Director Cesar M. Drilon and Development Cooperation Officer Ms. Irene Joan Tan. Dr. Lin and FFTC Information Officer Ronald Mangubat discuss and give updates on the current projects of the Center.

FFTC engages in other activities aside from its mandate to organize workshops, seminars and training courses. These activities help the Center build and strengthen networks, promote FFTC, increase corporate visibility, and create new opportunities for partnerships. Other activities include visiting farmers, private sector and government agencies, giving speeches and lectures to international conferences and academic institutions, participating in agricultural meetings and conferences, paying and receiving courtesy calls, meeting with members of the private sector, attending international agricultural exhibitions and conferences, hosting dinners and meetings with agricultural leaders, inviting private sector, farmers and farmers’ organizations to participate in the activities, and etc.

The following is a rundown of the lectures, meetings, conferences, courtesy calls, etc. which FFTC sponsored and/or participated in.

I. Speeches and lectures

a.  January 22, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Fourth Review Meeting on National Spatial Plan organized by the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of Interior.

b.  January 30, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the New Taipei City National Land Plan Review Committee meeting organized by New Taipei City government.

c.  March 20, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended Changhua County National Land Plan Review Committee organized by Changhua County government.

d. April 10, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe delivered presentations in the International Agribusiness Fieldtrip IX briefing of the Department of Agribusiness, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, organized by Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei.

e.  April 16, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the National Land Plan Review Committee organized by the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of Interior.

f.    April 19, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Taichung City National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

g.  May 27, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited by the International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST) to deliver a lecture on Agricultural Land Use Policy in Taiwan to the government officials from 20 countries.

h.  July 9-11, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the 26th Hawaiian Conservation Alliance Conference.

i.   July 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Renewable Energy Whole Sale Price Setting Council meeting held at the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

j.   August 2, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Miaoli County National Land Planning Review Committee meeting. The main discussion issues of this workshop are agricultural development area zoning and the comprehensive planning of the rural area.

k.  August 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Renewable Energy Whole Sale Price council meeting held at the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

l.  August 15, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited to be a discussant in the agricultural land management policy workshop held at COA.

m. August 19, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the New Taipei City National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

n.  August 26, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Yilan County National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

o.  August 27, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the New Taipei City National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

p. September 3, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the New Taipei City National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

q. September 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Hsinchu County National Land Planning Review Committee Meeting.

r.  October 7, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited by the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training to deliver a lecture titled on “The Challenge of Food and Agriculture in Developing Countries in the Era of Globalization” to the government officials from various countries.

Director Kuo-Ching Lin and Deputy Director Akira Hasebe pay a courtesy call to Kantor Dagang Ekonomi Indonesia di Taipei (KDEI, Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei) Representative Mr. Didi Sumedi and Mr. Miftah Farid, Director, Department of Trade, Indonesia Economic and Trade Officer to Taipei. Part of their discussion focuses on rekindling joint activities between FFTC and Indonesia’s agricultural agencies which used to have regular workshops and seminars.

II. Interviews and paper submissions

a. January 8, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe was invited by Prof. Dr. Kazuyuki Inubushi, president of Japanese Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Society to submit a short article regarding the FFTC International Workshops on soil testing and smart use of fertilizers to the Japanese Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. The article “Report on FFTC International Workshops on Soil Testing and Smart Use of Fertilizers, Taiwan, 2018” was appeared in the said Journal of 2019 June issue.

b. March 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was interviewed by Trade Insight Magazine (published by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA) on the development of agricultural science and technology.

c. May 17, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was interviewed by The Reporter’s journalists Mr. De-Lian Kong, Ms. Huei-Jhen Lin and Mr. Jhih-Wei Yu on the issue of reforestation for the plain area.

d. July 31, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin who was interviewed by Apple Daily journalist Mr. Feng-Jiun Tu on young farmer issues.

III. Agricultural institutes and agencies visits

a. Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visited agricultural research institutes and agencies in Taiwan to collect information to formulate FFTC’s 2021-2024 Strategic Action Plan.

b. January 29, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Administrative Mr. Charles Wu and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang visited Dr. Huang, Director General of Department of International Affairs, COA.

c. February 12, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin attended the Council meeting of the Rural Economics Society of Taiwan.

d. April 11, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited the Livestock Research Institute, COA.

e. April 24, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Prof. Dr. Dar-Yuan Lee, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University.

f. April 30, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keizah Wei visited Animal Health Research Institute, COA.

g. May 21, Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, COA. 

h. May 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Centre (ABRC), Academia Sinica.

i. June 5, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, COA.

j. June 6, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Pingtung Agricultural Biotechnology Park, COA.

k. June 10, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin chaired the Project 06 accounting meeting with coordinators of the other 3 co-organizers (Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, and Forestry Bureau).

l. June 17, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Assistant Researcher Jennifer Lii visited Prof. Dr. Huu-Sheng Lur, Dean of College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, NTU.

m. June 18, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Assistant Researcher Jennifer Lii visited Dr. Jen-Pin Chen, President of Agricultural Technology Research Institute.

n. July 2, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat visited Dr. Marco Wopereis, Director General of World Vegetable Centre.

o. July 9, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii and Administrative Specialist Mr. Kai-Min Hsiung visited Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA.

p. July 12, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station, COA.

q. July 15, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, COA.

r. July 15, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, COA.

s. August 12, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Dr. Dennis Wang, Director General of Department of Science and Technology, COA.

t. August 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, COA.

Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visits the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) and meets Professor Chang-Hsien Tai, President of NPUST, and Dr. Fure-Chyi Chen, Head of Agriculture College.

IV. Courtesy visits to diplomatic missions

a. February 13, Deputy Director Dr. Akria Hasebe, Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang, and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to Agriculture, Fisheries and Economic Organizations Section, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan.

b. March 6, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Indonesia Economic and Trade Office to Taipei.

c. March 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO).

d. April 3, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Ronald Mangubat, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Korean Mission in Taipei.

e. April 9, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre, Taipei.

f. April 24, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu visited Manila Economic and Cultural Office, Manila Office.

g. April 24, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu met with the officials of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).

h. May 3, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.

i. June 17, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang paid a courtesy visit to Thailand Trade and Economic Office.

j. July 2, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin paid a courtesy visit to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu.

k. July 23, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe paid a courtesy visit to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan and met Mr. Endo, Deputy Director General of Country Assistance Planning Division 1, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

l. August 8, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Research Assistant Ms. Natelie Lu and two Taiwanese speakers, Dr. Charng-Pei Li, Associate Researcher, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and Mr. Jia-Yu Lin, Assistant Researcher, Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station visited Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Malaysia. They had a nice discussion with Representative of TECO Ambassador Ms. Anne Hung and Director of TECO Mr. Charles Chou.

m. August 8, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Research Assistant Ms. Natelie Lu were invited by Mr. J. M. Lin to a dinner with Mr. Michael S. Y. Yin, Deputy Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia and Mr. Charles Chou, Director of TECO in Malaysia. They all enjoyed the dinner and had a great conversation and communication.

n. September 12, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh city.

o. September 25, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, Taipei Office.

p. September 27, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu paid a courtesy visit to the Australian Office, Taipei.

q. November 19, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat, and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang visited Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia (TETO) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In Bogor, Indonesia, the FFTC delegation headed by Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Dr. Akira Hasebe meets officials of the IPB University headed by Prof. Arif Satria, Rector (seated 3rd from left). Both FFTC and IPB officials talk about the possibility of conducting workshops and seminars together.

V. Signing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

a. May 7, FFTC Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dr. Son of Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam.

b. October 1, FFTC Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with president of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Iloilo City, Philippines.

VI. Visits and meetings in other countries

a. March 18, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visited the NARO headquarter and discussed the publication of the book titled on ‘Climate Smart Agriculture for the Small-Scale Farmers in the Asian and Pacific Region’ with Dr. Shirato Yasuhito.

b. March 19, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visited the NARO headquarter and discussed NARO-FFTC joint symposium (Project 1) with NARO International Office Dr. Yokoyama, Dr. Yoshioka and Ms. Miki Omatsu.

c. April 18, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang visited the Rural Development Administration in Jeonju, Korea and had 1st Organising Committee Meeting for the RDA-FFTC joint international symposium. ITCC Director Dr. Kwon Taek-Ryoun, Deputy Director Dr. Park Dong-Sik and Coordinator/ Researcher Dr. Kim Yiseul also attended the meeting.

d. April 18, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang paid a courtesy call to Dr. Lee Jiweon, Director General of Technology Cooperation Bureau, RDA.

e. April 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu visited Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and University of Philippine at Los Baños (UPLB). They had a fruitful discussion with the president of UPLB.

f. April 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu visited Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).

g. July 2, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President of East-West Centre in Hawaii.

h. July 4, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited Prof. Dr. Robert E. Paull, Chair Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prof. Dr. Robert E. Paull is the keynote speaker for DFNet: Marketing and the Whole Value Chain workshop (co-organized by FFTC and SOFRI-VAAS).

i. July 22, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visited International Office, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan and discussed NARO-FFTC joint international symposium on Current Trends and Perspectives of IoT/AI Technologies in Livestock Industry. The joint symposium will be held on October 24-25,2019 in Tskuba, Japan.

j. July 22, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe visited National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan and paid a courtesy call to Senior Vice President Dr. Makoto Nakatani and Director General Dr. Tomonari Watanabe of Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO (NIAES) and Dr. Yasuhito Shirato, Research Manager for Climate Change, NIAES. FFTC co-organized symposium on Climate Smart Agriculture for the Small-Scale Farmers in the Asian and Pacific Region with NIAES in 2018.

k. July 23, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe paid a courtesy call to Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan and met Director General Mr. Hishimuma, Deputy Director General Mr.Shimada, and Director Mr. Honjo of International Research.

l. July 24, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe paid a courtesy visit and discussed with President Dr. Iwanaga and Vice President Dr. Koyama of JIRCAS.

m. August 9, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited by MARDI Director General Dr. Roff to his office to discuss commonly interested issues. Both of them agreed to strengthen the mutual relationship between MARDI and FFTC. Dr. Roff also promises to send a proposal to FFTC as soon as possible. Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin had expressed gratitude to Director General Dr. Roff for his strong support to FFTC.

n. August 9, a FFTC delegation led by Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited the Center for Agriculture and Bioscience International- Southeast Asia (CABI - Southeast Asia), located within MARDI. Regional Director Dr. A. Sivapragasam of CABI made a presentation on the introduction of CABI and followed by intensive Q&A and discussion.

o. November 18, a FFTC delegation led by Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited Dr. Fadjry Djufry, Director General of IAARD (Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development) to invite Dr. Fadjry Djufry to be a member of FFTC’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Dr. Fadjry Djufry expressed his interests and willingness to join FFTC’s network. The IAARD-FFTC MOU process will be arranged and conducted by both sides.

p. November 18, a FFTC delegation led by Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited Mr. Hariwan Puja Wilapa, Deputy Director of Ministry of Agriculture’s Bureau of International Cooperation, and Mr. Widyanto Soetajan, Head of Asia and Pacific Sub Division. Mr. Wilapa reported that a delegation of Indonesian agricultural officers is scheduled to travel to Taipei in December and that if it’s possible, they can pay a courtesy visit to the FFTC office, which is highly greeted by Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin. In addition, Mr. Wilapa also requested attending Executive Board meeting as an observer, and Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin expressed his welcome for their attending.

q. November 19, a FFTC delegation led by Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin visited IPB University in Bogor, Indonesia, and greeted by Rector Prof. Dr. Arif Satria, the Director of International Program, Prof Iskandar Z Siregar and Dean Dr. Ir Suwardi. After introduction and discussion, both sides agreed to initiate and prepare an IPB-FFTC MOU soon.

Director Kuo-Ching Lin (seated rightmost) leads the FFTC delegation composed of Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe (standing 5th from left); Ms. Chia Chuan Chang, Secretary; (standing 7th from left) and FFTC Information Officer (standing rightmost) as they visit the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) in Jakarta. There they meet Indonesian officials headed by Dr. Fadjry Djufry, Director General of IAARD (seated center) and Dr. Ir. Hardiyanto, Director of Indonesian Center for Horticultrure Research and Development (ICHORD) (seated leftmost).

VII. Foreign guests visit FFTC

a. April 15, Dr. Okubo Sayuri from NARO visited FFTC. She attended FFTC’s Strengthening the Prevention Strategies and Early Warning Systems of Agricultural Disasters though Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Techniques’workshop in Taiwan last October.

b. August 13, Delegation of U.S. Congressional Staff visited the Center.

VIII. Local guests visit FFTC

a. January 16, Mr. Wei-Ping Hong, Section Chief of Department of Science and Technology, Council of Agriculture visited the center and discussed Agricultural Policy Platform related issues with Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Research Assistant Ms. Natalie Lu.

b. January 24, Ms. Minna Liu, president of Harvest publishing group visited the center.

c. January 30, Ms. Minna Liu, publisher of Harvest publishing group and their new Editor-in-Chief Ms. Elfrida Lai visited the center.

d. January 31, Prof. Dr. Huu-Sheng Lur, new president of Agricultural Association of Taiwan paid a courtesy call to the center.

e. February 13, 2019, Ms. Minna Liu, Publisher of Harvest publishing group and General Affairs Office Manager Ms. Joyce Hsu sent a potential cooperation proposal to the center.

f. May 17, the new Secretary General of the Agricultural Association of Taiwan, Ms. Reuy-Perny Lin, paid a courtesy call to the center. 

g. June 4, the new chairman of Agri Harvest Foundation Dr. Jyh-Cherng Shieh and the president Ms. Minna Liu paid a courtesy call to the center.

h. June 6, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin discussed with Mr. Vicent Lin, Deputy Director General of Department of International Affairs, COA, on the issues related to the center.

i. August 23, Dr. Ching-Ta Chuang, Deputy Minister of Ocean Affairs Council, visited the center.

j. August 29, Dr. Li-Fen Lei, Professor and Chairman of Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, visited the center.

k. September 2, Mr. Chih-Hung Lin, the new Deputy Director of Department of International Affairs, COA, visited the center.

IX. Domestic visit to professionals and institutes

a. February 12, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Prof. Ya-Chun Chang, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Molecular Plant Virology Lab in National Taiwan University for consulting the DFNet project.

b. February 13, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei and Assistant Researcher Ms. Jennifer Lii visited Professor Ting-Hsuan Hung, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Plant Virology Laboratory in National Taiwan University for consulting the DFNet project.

c. February 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Prof. Wen-Ju Yang, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University for consulting the DFNet project.

d. February 15, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Emeritus Prof. Shean-Shung Tzean, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, National Taiwan University for consulting the DFNet project.

e. February 21, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Kaziah Wei visited Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Branch, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture and consulted the DFNet project related issues with Dr. Wen-Li Lee, Head of the Department of Tropical Fruit Trees, and Associate Researcher Dr. Pi-Chuan Liou.

f. February 21, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited to a lunch hosted by the Deputy Minister of Interior.

g. February 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and all FFTC staff took a study trip to 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition.

h. May 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Secretary Ms. Chia-Chuan Chang paid a courtesy call to New Deputy Minister of COA Dr. Junne-Jih Chen.

i. March 19, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin and Administrative Specialist Mr. Charles Wu visited National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) and discussed the upcoming Project 05: Smart Agriculture for Environmentally and Consumer Friendly Food Production symposium with NPUST President Prof. Chang-Hsien Tai and Dean of Agriculture College Prof. Fure-Chyi Chen.

j. March 19, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin paid a courtesy call to the president of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST).

k. May 21, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Ronald Mangubat and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited National Taiwan Ocean University and were received by President Dr. Ching-Fong Chang.

l. May 21, Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Information Officer Mr. Ronald Mangubat and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, COA.

m. March 22, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin was invited to attend a meeting on “The Analysis of the Feasibility of Establishing the Agricultural Local Bank System” held in the COA.

n. May 23, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei visited the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Centre (ABRC), Academia Sinica.

FFTC team visits the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) in Keelung and meets its officials led by Director General, Dr. June-Ru Chen, Chief Secretary, Chen-Te Tseng and three Division Chiefs: Dr. Huey-Jine Chai of the Seafood Technology Division; Dr. Hsin-Ming Yeh, Demersal Fishes Division; and Dr. Feng-cheng Wu from Aquaculture Division.

 

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