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Aug. 21, 2019

FFTC 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

We are pleased to present to you the major highlights and accomplishments of the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian Pacific Region (FFTC) for 2018 through this Annual Report. There are 10 projects, four of which are workshops, three are seminars, one collection of information, one major meeting and one collaborative research network.



This year (which happens to be my second year as Director of the Center), we held our 24th Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting in which our TAC members presented their major findings and recommendations to the FFTC management. We thought of including the highlights of the Strategic Action Plan for 2019-2020 which we have drafted for the said meeting and have been approved by the TAC, Working Group and Executive Board members. 



This was also the year when we beefed up our Agricultural Policy Platform and added more significant agricultural policy papers in our AP website. Likewise, we also strengthened our project on Enhancing Collaborative Research Network on the Control of Dragon Fruit Diseases and Pests in Southeast and South Asia.



In between these projects, we also attended and participated in various activities related to agricultural development in the region to strengthen our ties and become more visible in the agricultural regional community.



All of these would not have been possible if not for the cooperation and support of all our partners, stakeholders and friends who believed in the mission and vision of our Center. To all of you, thank you very much.



We are very hopeful that just like 2018, the new year will usher in more positive vibe as we look forward to more challenges in the future. 



Kuo-Ching Lin, Ph.D.

Director

Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC)





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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
2018 Project 1: The 24th meeting of the FFTC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
2018 Project 2: Promoting rice farmer’s market through value-adding activities
2018 Project 3: Strengthening the prevention strategies and early warning systems of agricultural disasters through ICTs
2018 Project 4: Soil and plant tissue analysis: testing methods, QA/QC, data interpretation and application
2018 Project 5: Quality assurance and ISTA accreditation for beginners
2018 Project 6: Fostering increased engagement and capacitating the youth on agri-entrepreneurship
2018 Project 7: Smart use of fertilizers for environmentally friendly agriculture
2018 Project 8: Climate smart agriculture for the small-scale farmers in the Asian and Pacific region
2018 Project 9: FFTC agricultural policy platform (FFTC-AP) (Year 6)
2018 Project 10: Enhancing collaborative research network on the control of dragon fruit diseases and pests in Southeast and South Asia
FFTC publications and websites on Asian agriculture
Other activities
2019 Project 1: Current trends and perspectives of IoT/AI technologies in livestock industry
2019 Project 2: Developing innovation strategies in the era of data-driven agriculture
2019 PROJECT 3: ICTs for precision agriculture
2019 PROJECT 4: Ecosystem approach to fisheries management
2019 PROJECT 5: Smart agriculture for environmentally and consumer friendly food production
2019 PROJECT 6: Implementing the Satoyama initiative for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being
2019 PROJECT 7: Enabling capacity in production and application of biopesticides and biofertilizers for soil borne disease control and organic farming
2019 PROJECT 8: FFTC 2019 proficiency testing program of soil, plant tissue and fertilizer analysis
2019 PROJECT 9: Enhancing collaborative research network on the control of dragon fruit pests and diseases in Southeast and South Asia (Year 2)
2019 PROJECT 10: FFTC agricultural policy platform (FFTC-AP) (Year 7)
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