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Jul. 20, 2020

PROJECT 10: FFTC agricultural policy platform (FFTC-AP) (Year 8)

PROJECT 10: FFTC agricultural policy platform  (FFTC-AP) (Year 8)

The FFTC-AP provides a platform for acquiring, sharing, discussing and downloading informative agricultural policy articles, timely policy related news and statistical data to readers such as policy makers, professors, researchers, students, and farmers, etc.

Type of activity: Collection of information 
Date & venue: Jan. - Dec., 2020, Taiwan
Organizer: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region

Rationale

In order to overcome challenges faced by the agricultural sector such as feeding a growing population, increasing revenue and income for farmers, and protecting the environment, there is a need to establish a platform for experts and interested parties to share and discuss agricultural policies in the Asian and Pacific Region. The FFTC-AP website provides a platform for acquiring, sharing, discussing and downloading informative agricultural policy articles, timely policy related news and statistical data to readers such as policy makers, professors, researchers, students, and farmers, etc.

From its inception, 953 articles have been published in the FFTC-AP website as of October 14, 2019. These articles are divided into 31 categories. With the growing influences and visibility of the FFTC-AP website in terms of number of hits, registered users, diverse visitor compositions, number of article submissions, and attention by renowned international institutes such as FAO, in order to enhance the quality and visibility of this project, FFTC will engage more professionals to contribute well-written agricultural policy articles and launch a new and more user-friendly FFTC-AP website in mid 2020. The new website will provide statistical functions, such as visitor composition, frequency of downloaded articles, types of most viewed articles, etc. Based on the analysis of these statistical data and the latest important agricultural issues and policies in the Asian and Pacific Region, the FFTC-AP management team can provide timely and useful information for website users and may also adjust the management strategy of the website accordingly.

Objectives

• Promote worldwide information sharing and exchange on agricultural policy in the Asian and Pacific Region.
• Provide global readers free access to agricultural policies articles of agricultural development, legislation, bills, regulations and practices of national agricultural policies in the Asian and Pacific Region.
• Strengthen the role of FFTC-AP website as a reputable international platform on agricultural policy in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Expected participants

• Continued appointment of contracted partners in 9 Asian countries (Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) for general agricultural policy review.
• Invited private sectors and professionals of related agricultural background to share critical issues on specific topic or category.

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