FFTC Journal of Agricultural Policy

2023 General issue

Facing the dramatic shortages in manpower and the global agricultural issues which impacted on agricultural productivity, the Council of Agriculture (COA) has been promoting the "Smart Agriculture Program" since 2017 to 2022 for developing agriculture by researching and introducing innovative technologies and equipment. The promotion of the Smart Agriculture Program integrated interdisciplinary professional talents of information and communication technology (ICT) industry for agricultural transformation and selected 10 primary industries as main targets for promotion: orchids, seedlings, mushrooms, rice, agricultural facilities, major export crops, marine fishery, aquaculture, poultry and livestock industries. The program aims to draw up R&D course according to each industry’s needs through the two principal frameworks of “smart production” and “digital service.”  It is