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Resolving the Problem of Seasonal Labor Shortage by Establishing Professional Technical Groups

Chinses Taipei is facing the challenges of labor shortage in agriculture. Low labor participation rate in domestic agricultural sector has cause by aging society with low fertility rate. The problem of labor shortage in agriculture is caused by multiple factors, such as low income, the lack of construction in rural areas and poor working environments.

In this research has recommendation of policy, bringing young people back to agricultural sector. Train and hire young adults to join agricultural technical groups and send technical assistant groups to farms to relieve the problem of high-skilled labor shortage and explore new sources of labor by recruiting village women, young men on military waitlist, the jobless people, providing them health care and labor insurance benefits.

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