COA to nurture 30,000 young agricultural workers over 10 years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/12
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Maria Tsai

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday that it is planning

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

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]

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