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Discover Organic Agriculture in Taiwan

Welcome to the Organic Agriculture Promotion Center.

When the pandemic or disaster strikes, food can’t be exchanged internationally by plane, ship and other means of freight transportation, which stresses the importance of food security of a nation.
When a country’s agriculture can be self-sufficient, it will be the only way to survive any catastrophes of the century. Why is agriculture important?
There is a common saying in Taiwan: “Food is the God of the People”.
Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is a beautiful island of “treasures”, which securely provides bountiful agricultural products from the hard work of farmers throughout the four seasons. On this solid foundation, it is time for us to take good care of this beautiful land.
Come! Let us move forward to organic agriculture together and open up a new organic world.

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Discover Organic Agriculture in Taiwan

Welcome to the Organic Agriculture Promotion Center.

When the pandemic or disaster strikes, food can’t be exchanged internationally by plane, ship and other means of freight transportation, which stresses the importance of food security of a nation.
When a country’s agriculture can be self-sufficient, it will be the only way to survive any catastrophes of the century. Why is agriculture important?
There is a common saying in Taiwan: “Food is the God of the People”.
Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is a beautiful island of “treasures”, which securely provides bountiful agricultural products from the hard work of farmers throughout the four seasons. On this solid foundation, it is time for us to take good care of this beautiful land.
Come! Let us move forward to organic agriculture together and open up a new organic world.

History

In the important historical events of organic agriculture at home and abroad, starting with Rudolf Steiner who first advocated the organic cultivation of crops in 1924 to the promulgation of a new organic agriculture system by the European Union in 2018, from the evaluation of the feasibility of organic agriculture by Taiwanese scholars and experts in 1986 to the first Taiwan Organic Agriculture Promotion Advisory Conference in 2021. Organic agriculture continues to develop and expand its importance at home and abroad.

Now & Future

This section will briefly describe the current situation of relevant measures for the development of organic agriculture in Taiwan, including the organic and eco-friendly farming area, farmers' production support system, corporate organic cultivation zone, the use of organic ingredients in school meals, diversified channels of organic agricultural products and organic agri-food education, the import and export of organic agri-food products, etc., and the future prospect of the development of organic agriculture in Taiwan.

Organic Agricultural Products

This section will introduce the certification system, the label and the sign of organic agricultural products in Taiwan. Agricultural products can only be sold, labeled, displayed or advertised as organic when their production, processing, packaging and distribution meet the certification standard established by the central competent authority, and have passed the certification, or meet the relevant regulations on imported agricultural products.

Organic Equivalence

With the Organic Agriculture Promotion Act officially implemented on May 30, 2019, only countries that have signed an organic equivalence agreement with Taiwan within one year after the implementation of the regulations can sell organic produces in our market, and domestic organic agricultural products that have passed the certification of our standard can be directly exported to the equivalence country for organic sales.

Regulations

It includes the Organic Agriculture Promotion Act, promulgated by the Presidential Decree on May 30, 2018, and related sub-laws, a total of 13 regulations.

Links

The followings will provide links to various information on organic agriculture in Taiwan, including information about relevant international organizations in Taiwan, relevant domestic institutions or organizations and IFOAM members in Taiwan.

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Organic share of total agricultural land accounted for 4,305 households
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Source: Agriculture and Food Agency, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. Date: November 2021

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