19th – 20th November 2016 | Taichung, Taiwan
IAAS & National Chung Hsing University & Chinese Institute of Business Education Development
In order to prioritize agriculture innovation guidelines and the integration of six-level industries as crucial elements for Taiwan’s agricultural development, the Chinese Institute of Business Education Development (CIBED) and National Chung Hsing University have collaborated to organize the “2016 International Agriculture Innovation Conference (IAIC 2016)” on November 19th and 20th at Jin Pin Hotel, Taichung.
The conference featured renowned scholars from various countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, New Zealand, and Thailand, who delivered theme-oriented speeches alongside cross-strait representative scholars during the morning session of the first day. Dr. Cheng-l Wei, the former Director of International Programs in Agriculture & Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, was among the distinguished speakers.
Recognizing the challenges posed by an aging rural population and a scarcity of labor, the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan has been actively seeking and developing smart labor-saving machines. The advancement of new agricultural technologies undoubtedly contributes to increased profitability in the industry.
Distinguished attendees at the highly-anticipated conference include Dr. Tschai Huei-Jane, representative of the Office of Science and Technology, the Executive Yuan of Taiwan; Dr. Lin Lih-Fang, Deputy Director-General, Agriculture & Food Agency Council of Agriculture, the Executive Yuan of Taiwan; Mr Lin Chia-Lung, Mayor of Taichung City; Dr. Li-Chung Jen, President of the event organizer, Chinese Institute of Business Education Development, Chinese Institute of Business Education Development; Mr. Kuo-Chang Fu, Secretary-General of the event organizer; Dr. Yang Chang-Hsien, Vice-President of National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan; and Dr. Tzong-Ru Lee, Professor of Marketing Department, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.
The 2016 International Agriculture Innovation Conference (IAIC) aligned with the “World Economic Forum: How to Rejuvenate Conventional Farms and Facilitate Internationalization of Agricultural Produce in Taichung,” organized by the Taichung city government. The conference received special recognition from the Taichung city government as an unprecedented event featuring global specialists and experts, significantly contributing to the local agricultural development. In addition to gaining inspiration from expert speakers, delegates were also scheduled to visit Taichung Fish Market and Heping District Peasants’ Association on the second day.
Furthermore, government officials from Taichung city, local representatives, and global experts collaborated to assess the agricultural development of Huanshan (Sqoyaw) Tribe in Heping District, providing valuable insights to strengthen agricultural development in Taichung.
Dr. Tzong-Ru Lee, Conference Chair of the IAIC 2016, eloquently describes the 2016 International Agriculture Innovation Conference as follows: In the past, Taiwan dispatched agricultural-mission-based delegations to assist its diplomatic allies with agricultural construction, import refined crop varieties, and promote technical collaboration and exchange. Six decades later, through the IAIC 2016, we aim to showcase that Taiwan’s agricultural development remains vibrant and flourishing. We humbly seek consultation with our allies regarding their agricultural accomplishments while sharing Taiwan’s agricultural achievements with the global community. With its unique and diverse natural environment, Taiwan has the potential to become a global interactive platform and cutting-edge experimental base for agricultural development.
Time (TST, UTC+8)
04:00-06:00 Taichung Fish Market Visit: Research on Fishery E-auction
06:00-07:00 Breakfast Time: Enjoy Fresh Seafood
07:00-09:00 From Taichung Fish Market to Heping District Farmers’ Association of Taichung City
09:00-10:00 Heping District Farmers’ Association of Taichung City Visit: to Understand How Farmers’ Association help the Farmers to Promote Agricultural Development / Orchard Experience
10:00-10:30 Introduction of Heping District Farmers’ Association of Taichung City
10:30-12:00 International Forum: Agricultural Development of Huanshan (Sqoyaw) Tribe
12:00-13:00 Lunch Time: Special Cuisine
13:00-15:00 From Heping District Farmers’ Association of Taichung City to Central Taiwan Agriculture Expo
15:00-17:00 Central Taiwan Agriculture Expo Visit: to Discover the Agricultural Products and the Promotion of Central Taiwan
18:00-19:30 Dinner Time