Taiwan jujubes first to enter S Korean market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Friday (Nov. 22) that South Korea has agreed to Taiwan jujube imports — making it ...

‘The Little Prince’ flower fest set to bloom in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival 2019 in Taichung's Xinshe District will take place from Saturday (Nov. 9) to Dec. 2 and will put a spotlight on the r...

University in E. Taiwan launches agriculture program for Indonesian students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In line with the Taiwanese government's New Southbound Policy, Tzu Chi University in Hualien has partnered up with Sinar Mas, one of Asia's largest conglomerates, ...

Taiwan develops heat-resistant green onions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new green onion variety with heat-resistant properties has been developed in Taiwan, allowing farmers to continue producing them even in the hot summer months. Green onion...

Fall armyworms spread to 10 Asian countries, threaten 20% of crops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) have spread to 10 Asian countries and are expected to affect as much as 20 percent of the continent's crops, the Liberty Times r...

Local gov. buys cabbages for elderly in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Nantou County Government purchased 2,000 cabbages to give to the elderly on Dec. 25. The distribution is part of an effort by the county to promote a healthy lifest...

Japanese students receive free Taiwan-grown bananas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to boost Taiwanese exports to Japan, the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA, 農糧署) provided bananas to every kindergarten, primary and secondary school students in T...

Vegetable prices reach year high in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vegetable prices in Taipei reached the highest levels seen this year on Sept. 9, after last month's wet weather restricted supply, reported CNA. According to the Ta...

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...

Taiwan to start producing ‘caviar of citrus' after 6 years of development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After six years of cultivation, Taiwan has successfully started to produce the Australian finger lime, also known as the "caviar of citrus" according to CNA. ...

Taiwan President takes selfie with Hello Kitty farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined a Hello Kitty costume character on Saturday to open the Pingtung Tropic Agriculture Expo in southern Taiwan and even took a selfie with...

Taiwan to be the first exporters of orchids to the United States

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced yesterday that it is amending its regulations to allow the importation of ...

I-Mei supports Taiwan agriculture by raising farmers' income

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品公司) received praise last year for using locally produced soy beans and black beans to launch “100 percent non-genetically modified Taiwane...

Writing laws inside an office is not enough: Luis Ko

The “Southern Taiwan Agriculture Forum” took place in Kaohsiung Friday and Saturday, attracting 2,600 people, including 29 experts from home and abroad. For its closing day on September 24, the even...