More must be done to improve food security for Taiwan's poor: Council of Agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite being ranked the 22nd richest country in the world according to Global Finance last year, the number of households in Taiwan that lack food security has continued ...

Taiwan needs innovative thinking to develop agriculture: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for innovative thinking to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector today and to bring about sustainable developments with...

Amid swine fever fears, Taiwan to crack down on meat smuggling from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid fears of an epidemic of African swine fever spreading from China, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday it had found 292 instances of people smuggling meat, in...

Taiwan’s agriculture suffers NT$655 million loss in the aftermath of massive water deluge    

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The estimate for total agricultural losses caused by the massive deluge in southern Taiwan has been updated to NT$655.5 million (US$ 21.3 million), with Chiayi County...

Taiwan's cabinet holds meeting on how to stabilize vegetable prices

The Cabinet held a meeting on Monday to discuss how to stabilize vegetable prices following serious flooding in southern Taiwan as a result of the torrential rainfall last week. Executive Yuan depu...

Agricultural loss from the flood in southwestern and southern Taiwan estimated to be over NT$560 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Council of Agriculture on Sunday estimated the total agricultural loss caused by the recent flood in southwestern and southern Taiwan at NT$563 million, with Ch...

Taiwan highly alert to swine fever outbreaks in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan is highly alert to the recent outbreaks of African swine fever in China, with Council of Agriculture Deputy Minister Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) warning that if ...

Taiwan's COA to help pet owners complete registration for importing dogs

TAIPEI (CNA) -- When transporting or importing dogs through airports or seaports, people will no longer have to register their pets because the Council of Agriculture (COA) now completes registration ...

Taiwan launches agribusiness matchmaking initiative to make inroads into Muslim market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) is inviting Taiwan's agribusinesses to sign up for a matchmaking program in a bid to promote the country's ...

Taiwan eyes controlled environment agriculture exports

A Taiwanese company is being featured at the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum held in Taipei for its export of controlled environment agriculture factories to other Asian countries, which the Council o...

Taiwan’s I-Mei to buy 250 tons of red pitaya amid glut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Taiwanese farmers have suffered from banana, pineapple and pitaya gluts this summer, Taiwanese food giant I-Mei Foods announced this year's third roun...

I-Mei to buy another 100 tons of bananas from desperate Taiwanese farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following a Taiwanese food giant's announcement to procure 100 tons of bananas from local banana growers struggling with low prices, the Council of Agriculture (CO...

Avian flu hits Tainan farm, 1,050 geese culled

Taipei, May 19 (CNA) A total of 1,050 geese on a farm in Tainan were culled after it was confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, the city's Animal Health In...

Taiwan, the Philippines to set up demonstration sites for agricultural exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 7th Taiwan-Philippines Agricultural Meeting took place in Taipei on May 14, during which the two sides discussed a broad range of agricultural topics and sought ways t...

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture offers advice on picking the best watermelons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As temperatures begin to warm up, watermelon season is also approaching. The Council of Agriculture (COA) has recently created a short video to help consumers select the b...