Lee (2013) Establishing New Agricultural Value Chains
Asia-Pacific Information Platform on Agricultural Policy (AP).
The Council of Agriculture (COA) promoted to establish new agricultural value chains as its new policy direction for 2013. In the face of challenges such as increased economic and trade liberalization, climate change and food security, Taiwan’s agriculture also has to change its strategy of being mainly defensive to that of innovation and being active, and to transform its traditional thinking of only focusing on production, noted the COA.
Based on the major policy objective of “Golden Decade — LOHAS Agriculture,” the Council has formulated several important programs to restructure the nation’s agricultural industry and strengthen its competitiveness. In the future, the COA will strengthen interdisciplinary integration and value-added innovation so as to establish new agricultural value chains.