By: Taiwan Today,Agencies
Two groups of Taiwan youth agricultural ambassadors will visit Indonesia and the Philippines, respectively, Sept. 10-16 as part of government efforts to foster closer exchanges with the nations under the New Southbound Policy, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Each comprised of 15 university students specializing in agricultural fields, the teams are scheduled to meet with local officials; visit farms, produce wholesalers and Taiwan-owned businesses; observe halal certification procedures and Taiwan-backed cooperation projects; and take part in educational and research exchanges with academics and counterparts.
Among the locations that the Philippines delegation is set to visit are the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development under the Department of Science and Technology, and the International Rice Research Institute headquartered in the city of Los Banos. The Indonesia delegation is expected to meet with officials including Ministry of Agriculture Secretary-General Hari Priyono as well as tour Bogor Agricultural University in West Java province.