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2020.04.06
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The Executive Yuan yesterday unveiled a bill for a proposed farmers’ pension fund, which, if passed by the Legislative Yuan, could raise farmers’ monthly pension payments to NT$26,000. The system would be based on the labor pension model, meaning that farmers and the government would allocate an...
2020.03.30
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Cambodian mangoes are proving popular among South Korean consumers, the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) said, encouraging more local firms to export the fruit to the East Asian country. Speaking with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Tuesday (March...
2020.03.30
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A chemical compound prevalent in tea might be able to inhibit the proliferation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the human body, according to the latest findings of a Taiwanese hospital. The theaflavin extracted from locally grown Taiwanese tea may be an inhibitor for the coronavirus, which...
2020.03.26
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South Korea's exports of farm goods to China fell 6.7 percent in the first two months of the year due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, government data showed Tuesday. Shipments of agricultural and livestock products to the neighboring country came to $138 million in the January-February...
2020.03.26
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Australia has opened its doors to imports of Taiwan-grown pineapples after nearly five years of consultations between agricultural authorities of the two countries, Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) said Monday. Australia's Department of Agriculture issued an official notice on its website...
2020.03.25
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Abstract Redesigning food production and consumption is key to limiting global warming, soil erosion and biodiversity loss. Yet, transforming the food system may involve political feasibility problems, as potentially effective policy interventions interfere with citizens’ daily lives. Here, we...
2020.03.20
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Introduced by Kun-Chan Tsai, FFTC e-mail: kctsai@fftc.org.tw For the agricultural value chain, a sound infrastructure can shorten the distance from farmgate to market, maintaining the freshness and prolong the shell-life of agricultural products. But you may not know the ozone, which is...
2020.02.19
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Introduced by Kun-Chan Tsai, FFTC e-mail: kctsai@fftc.org.tw Contract farming, viewed as an preharvest option for farmers selling yield to buyers (process factory, business middleman, or wholesalers et al.), has been conucted for years in developing and under-developed countries. Under the...

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