Radio Taiwan International
Date: 05 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao
President Tsai Ing-wen says her government’s agricultural policy is taking care of Taiwan’s farmers.
In a Facebook post Friday, the president said the agricultural council has begun offering higher subsidies to farmers who purchase agricultural machinery. The total amount farmers can receive has risen from NT$400 million (US$13.3 million) to NT$800 million (US$26.6 million). Tsai also said that agricultural exports have hit a 20-year high, and that the government will work hard to increase exports and food processing to boost revenues.
To protect farmers’ income, Tsai said the government has also pushed for a registry system that guarantees incomes while lowering production risks. [FULL STORY]