Current situation and challenges of agriculture in Taiwan

The agriculture industry is continuously facingthe pressure of climate change, aging rural population, labor shortage, and growing demand for food.

Mapping out the Future of Smart Agriculture

Better working environment for agricultural workers. More efficient agricultural production models. A new agricultural era of efficiency, safety and low risk.


Hung Chang Rice Miller was founded in 1967. It has gone through half a century and developed a line production system from rice planting, harvesting, milling to packaging. The ownership has passed down through three generations as a steadfast local business. In 2005, a specialized zone of rice production and marketing was set up to start contract production with local farmers as an effort to integrate production and marketing and to promote the brand name. In 2008, with the introduction of the s
Button mushroom industry used to be of great agricultural value in Taiwan. The amount of button mushroom cans for export in the 1960s and 70s was the highest in the world and brought in substantial foreign trade earnings. Button mushroom is still an important part of edible and medicinal mushrooms. However, labor shortage and unstable composting quality of the composts have been problems facing the industry in recent years and have restricted its development.
Founded in 2004, Xizhou Farm of Fu-Tien Vegetable Seedling Nursery at Changhua County mainly produces seedlings of cabbage and Chinese cabbage. Fu-Tien cultivates seedlings through many automated facilities, making it an ideal environment for the introduction of remote control systems. It also has long-term cooperation with administrative and academic institutes and is listed among the exemplary smart agricultural plants in the seedling category in the year 2017.
Phalaenopsis is an important floral product in Taiwan for export. An orchid garden is usually over 10,000 square meters in size, in which various types of watering devices are developed with the hope to save manpower. Most automatic watering devices used to be of the suspension type, which does not hinder the movement of operators working under the watering devices and is not restricted by the specifications of the benches. The disadvantage, however, is that the devices work on the fixed benches
In the Smart Agriculture (SA) program, a common information platform (CIP) which uses the Open Application Programming Interface (Open API) to connect with a range of existing application databases has been established. According to the policy of the food safety, all primary and secondary schools need to use traceable agricultural and aquaculture products tagged with the information of the “3 Labels and One QR Code (3L1Q).” The Campus Food Ingredients Registration Platform of the Ministry of Edu
Smart farming will soon get a major boost in Fiji, at the completion of the building of the first of its kind Agriculture Technology Centre in Vuci outside Nausori by late 2022.