Taiwan seeks removal from EU illegal fishing watch list with tighter regulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Executive Yuan of Taiwan passed an amendment Sept. 13 proposing stricter regulations for fishing that will see violators given fines of up to NT$2.5 million (US$80,475...

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’s Central Emergency Operation Center upgrades disaster level after flooding in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center upgraded its alert level to "category A" on Aug. 25, after a tropical depression has caused significant flooding,...

Flooded households to receive NT$20,000 payment: premier

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Each household affected by flooding will receive a relief payment of NT$20,000 (US$652) from the government, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Saturday in the wake of a tropical de...

Southern Taiwan’s wild weather hikes vegetable prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tropical depression that began to drench southern Taiwan with torrential rain on Aug. 23, has led to steep price hikes for vegetables across Taiwan. Owner of the Ta...

30 young ambassadors to travel to Vietnam, Malaysia for agricultural exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thirty young ambassadors will embark on August 26 for an eight-day trip to Vietnam and Malaysia to expand agricultural exchanges and explore business opportunities.  ...

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’s Council of Agriculture minister offers strategy to promote Taiwan tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Council of Agriculture’s Research and Extension Station is holding a two-day forum on July 31 and August 1 to brainstorm how to promote Taiwan tea.   ...