FFTC-TLRI preparatory meeting on upcoming circular agriculture symposium
On June 8, FFTC and the Taiwan Livestock Research Institute (TLRI) held the second preparatory meeting of the international symposium on "The Practice and Benefits of Circular Agriculture in Waste Reducing and Recycling" at the Council of Agriculture in Taipei. Representatives from the Department of Science and Technology, COA, the Department of International Affairs, COA, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Fisheries Research Institute, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Pingtung Agricultural Biotechnology Park, Agricultural Technology Research Institute, and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research also participated in the meeting. A major resolution was made at the meeting to cope with the COVID-19 restrictions on international experts coming to Taiwan, and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) expressed its intention to invite its members to participate in the November meeting.
FFTC pays a courtesy call to TTEO
FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang and the Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, paid a courtesy call to the Executive Director of Thailand Trade and Economic Office (TTEO) Mr. Thongchai Chasawath. FFTC Director Dr. Chang expressed great appreciation to the Thailand partners for their continuous support to the Center. On the other hand, TTEO’s Executive Director, Mr. Thongchai Chasawath said he hopes that FFTC could take the lead role in collecting and disseminating tangible agricultural technologies to those in need, most especially the farmers in the region.
FFTC visits MOFA
FFTC Director Dr. Su-San Chang, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe and Associate Researcher Mr. Kun-Chang Tsai visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of China (Taiwan). There they met MOFA officials led by Director-General, Department of International Organizations, Mr. Bob L. J. Chen, Section Chief, APEC Section Ms. Aurora Wanmei Tsai and Senior Desk Officer, Agriculture, Fisheries and Economic Organizations Section, Mr. Michael Yen-Kai Chen. The two parties discussed their upcoming joint project on “Enhancing Collaborative Research Network on the Control of Dragon Fruit Disease and Pests in Southeast and South Asia” This is a three-year project and is now on in its final year. The Center is currently formulating a proposal for the next phase and seeking for MOFA’s continued support.