News from Taiwan

31-01-2013 10:41 AM
Farmers call on public to join protest in Taipei
Farming activists yesterday protested against the government’s plan to allow more imports of agricultural products from abroad — especially from China...
31-01-2013 10:20 AM
Research team produces first cloned miniature pigs
A Taiwanese research team has produced the world’s first cloned miniature pigs, as well as improving a method used to clone animals, which only requir...
28-08-2012 06:58 AM
Typhoon causes damage in southern Taiwan
Total agricultural losses from Typhoon Tembin, which brought heavy rainfall to parts of eastern and southern Taiwan, had reached NT$196.87 million (US...
26-06-2012 11:34 AM
Agricultural losses from recent rains top US$32 million
Taiwan - The agricultural damage caused by the recent torrential rains had reached NT$976.63 million (US$32.56 million) as of Monday morning, the Coun...
22-06-2012 11:40 AM
Vegetable prices surge as agricultural losses continue rising
Wholesale prices of leafy vegetables in Taipei rose 64 percent Friday from levels before the recent period of heavy rain and Tropical Storm Talim, as ...
19-06-2012 10:53 AM
Agricultural losses due to heavy rain reach NT$548 million
Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Heavy rain around Taiwan in June has caused agricultural losses totaling NT$548 million (US$18.34 million) as of Monday, accordi...
11-05-2012 08:02 AM
Chicken deaths 'not a cause for alarm'
More than 3,000 chickens have died at a farm near Yunlin since Monday, but the county’s agricultural department said the birds had not entered t...
02-04-2012 07:50 AM
Taiwan pig farmers expect bankruptcy
Despite assurances of support from the government, the country’s pig farmers, worrying that pork prices might remain low until mid-2013...
19-03-2012 08:31 AM
Taiwan looks to agriculture niche
For 26-year-old Japanese Shinnichi Kawasumi, transplanting rice seedlings in a rice paddy in northeastern Taiwan was a unique experience because it br...
09-03-2012 07:32 AM
Thousands of farmers protest US beef
Angry over the government’s plan to conditionally lift an import ban on US beef containing ractopamine residues, thousands of pig farmers conver...
17-09-2011 09:21 AM
Taiwan to send agriculture delegation to US
A Taiwanese delegation will depart for the United States next Monday to purchase U.S. agricultural products, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Frid...
16-07-2011 08:48 AM
Farmers in building-curb fight
A group of farmers and real estate developers staged a public demonstration in Taipei yesterday to protest the government plan of restricting the cons...
20-06-2011 09:03 AM
Haikou agriculture to invest 150m in securities
Haikou Agriculture and Industry and Trade and its controlling subsidiary will use 150 million yuan to invest in securities with idle funds...
24-03-2011 09:05 AM
FMD breaks out in offshore Taiwan county
More than 900 pigs have been culled in the offshore county of Penghu...
23-03-2011 08:40 AM
Taiwan to help Japan buy agriculture products
The Council of Agriculture said Tuesday it would help traders in Japan buy Taiwan-grown produce...
22-03-2011 08:34 AM
H5N2 bird flu reported in Taiwan
An outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza is unfolding at a chicken farm in Sikou township...
17-02-2011 07:24 AM
Losses from cold weather exceed $225m
Taiwan’s agricultural sector has suffered losses of roughly NT$227.6 million (US$7.7 million) over the past month...
03-01-2011 10:34 AM
Agricultural technology show kicks off
A mammoth agricultural technology exhibition commenced Dec. 31 in Taipei, showcasing 192 industry innovations as part of the nation’s centennial...
31-12-2010 12:08 PM
Taiwanese fishing vessel feared hijacked
A Taiwanese fishing boat was feared to have been hijacked by Somali pirates in waters near Madagascar...
30-12-2010 13:03 PM
Farm produce exports up 23.6%
Taiwan’s agricultural exports have grown substantially this year thanks to the global economic recovery, the Cabinet-level Council of Agricultur...
24-12-2010 09:30 AM
Taiwan donates $600m to support fisheries
The region of Central America has received USD 641 million from the Republic of China (Taiwan)...
12-12-2010 13:18 PM
Taiwanese agricultural assistance bears fruit in Vietnam
An agricultural assistance project launched by a private Taiwanese group in southern Vietnam in 2007 has begun to bear fruit, drawing praise from a fo...
09-12-2010 06:29 AM
Mad-cow disease may have killed Taiwanese man
A Taiwanese man, who spent eight years studying in the United Kingdom before returning home, died in May this year from what appeared to be mad-cow di...
01-12-2010 07:59 AM
Taiwan's curbs on US beef could complicate trade
The visiting chairman of the board of trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Raymond Burghardt, yesterday expressed concern over Taiwan&r...