Taiwan: Rural Development Administration shares tomato, pepper farming strategies with 13 Asian countries

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) held a workshop on the Innovation and Approaches on Vegetable Breeding Technology in Asia from May 17 to 19 at the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) headquarters in Tainan, Taiwan, the agriculture ministry-affiliated organization said Tuesday.

The event was organized by the RDA through the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) in partnership with the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) and WorldVeg.

Joined by principal investigators from 14 member countries and vegetable breeding experts from around Asia, this event served as a venue to share experiences and lessons learned in the development of technologies for breeding vegetables, particularly tomatoes, and peppers.

During the discussions, areas for improvement and other potential future AFACI programs were explored. Kai-Yi Chen, an associate professor at National Taiwan University, gave a presentation about the current status of tomato farming and ways to improve it, according to the RDA. Aside from the in-person workshop, the participants also got a chance to visit public and private vegetable breeding facilities in Taiwan.

Read more at koreatimes.co.kr

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