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Su Meixiang: Taiwan's current agricultural situation

Published Mar 25, 2021

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[Interview/Observer Net Liu Hui] Observer Net: What is the current agricultural situation in Taiwan? From a macro perspective, what are the difficulties faced by Taiwan's agriculture? Su Meixiang: Taiwan is located in the subtropical and tropical regions, with hot and rainy summers, warm and humid winters, short crop growth cycles, high level of agricultural technology, and suitable for the development of agriculture. Taiwan's arable land accounts for about a quarter of the island, mainly concentrated in the west. The plains and the eastern coastal zone have high agricultural production efficiency. Agriculture is the primary industry, which is gifted or restricted by natural conditions such as geographic location and climatic factors. It is also deeply affected by various factors such as the region's economy, society, and technology. Suitable for farming, agriculture has made a great contribution to Taiwan’s economic development. Taiwan in China entered the mid-stage of industrialization in the 1980s. Taiwan’s agriculture ushered in a golden age. The rapid development of agriculture has laid the foundation for industrialization. Since the 1990s, Taiwan has Starting to move towards the post-industrial era, the proportion of agriculture has continued to decline. As of the end of 2019, Taiwan’s agricultural production accounted for 1.77% of GDP.

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[Interview/Observer Net Liu Hui] Observer Net: What is the current agricultural situation in Taiwan? From a macro perspective, what are the difficulties faced by Taiwan's agriculture? Su Meixiang: Taiwan is located in the subtropical and tropical regions, with hot and rainy summers, warm and humid winters, short crop growth cycles, and high level of agricultural technology, which is very suitable for the development of agriculture. Taiwan's cultivated land area accounts for about a quarter of the island, mainly concentrated in the west. The plains and the eastern coastal zone have high agricultural production efficiency. Agriculture is the primary industry, which is gifted or restricted by natural conditions such as geographic location and climatic factors. It is also deeply affected by various factors such as the region's economy, society, and technology. Suitable for farming, agriculture has made a great contribution to Taiwan’s economic development. Taiwan in China entered the ...
Source: Sohu
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