By: Wang Cheng-chung and Maria Tsai
Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday that it is planning
to introduce 30,000 young workers into the agriculture sector over a 10-year period to deal with the problem of dwindling agricultural production and an aging population in the sector in Taiwan.
In a report to the Executive Yuan, the COA said it is important to bring younger people into agriculture as way of dealing with issues such as declining production, aging agricultural workers, and a lack of efficiency on small farms.
As part of a project to create a better farming environment, the COA said, it will seek to attract greater interest in agriculture and bring 30,000 young farmers into the sector over a period of 10 years. [FULL STORY]