Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen has called on the Council of Agriculture to open up
more farmers’ markets. The move intends to give organic farmers better access to buyers.
On Tuesday, President Tsai joined in a celebration of Taiwan’s organic farmers. The event, a forum organized by the Youngsun Culture & Education Foundation, featured a variety of organically grown produce. Of special interest to the president were bananas with edible peels.
Taiwan has ambitious goals for organic farming. With the passage of the Organic Agriculture Promotion Act in May, the government has set a target of increasing the area of organically farmed land to 15,000 hectares by 2020. [FULL STORY]