Pig farming industry to get cleaner, greener in Taiwan

Taiwan Today
Date: February 21, 2017

Taiwan’s pig farming sector is set to get cleaner and greener under an NT$2.6 billion, four-year COA project approved Feb. 20 by the NDC. (UDN)
An NT$2.6 billion (US$84 million) project for improving the health of Taiwan’s pigs and boosting production of biogas from their manure was greenlighted Feb. 20 by the National Development Council, paving the way for a significant boost to the sector’s international competitiveness.

Proposed by the Council of Agriculture under the Executive Yuan, the four-year plan is expected to be finalized within a week. Its main goals include having Taiwan removed from the list of foot-and-mouth disease areas maintained by Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and promoting the sector as a leading source of biogas—a renewable energy source comprising mainly methane and carbon dioxide.

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