Major agribusiness conference kicks off in Taipei
Taipei City is hosting the Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference 2103: Biotechnology and Global Competitiveness July 15-18, the largest major international agricultural research event to be held in Taiwan in recent years, the ROC Council of Agriculture announced.
Close to 100 industry members, government officials and academics from 13 member countries of the Asian Productivity Organization are attending. As well as representatives from India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the ROC, experts from the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions will also be participating, a COA official said.
A total of 16 international and domestic specialists have been invited to share their insights into emerging trends, experiences in strategy formulation and knowledge of agribiotech application to food production. Discussion topics include the risks and management of applying biotechnology to food production and the ecosystem, as well as fostering the application of biotechnology by small and medium producers, the COA said.
On the final day of the conference, participants will visit the Bio Taiwan 2013. Kicking off July 18 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei City, the biotechnology show offers an added opportunity for specialists from abroad to better understand Taiwan’s strength in this field, the COA official added.
Established in 1961, Japan-based APO aims to contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the Asia-Pacific through enhancing productivity. The ROC was a founding member of the organization, which has grown to include 20 countries.