Kaoshiung County Governor of Taiwan looks for agri partnership with Leyte.
Visiting Taiwanese Governor Chiu-Hsing Yang cut into pieces a technology-enhanced mango which he later served to media members yesterday. The governor is here for a private visit.
The Kaoshiung County of Taiwan is looking at close partnership with Leyte and other provinces of the country to enhance agriculture output by sharing best practices.
In an interview, Kaoshiung Governor Chiu-Hsing Yang said that partnership is being forged considering the proximity of Kaoshiung to the Philippines and same climate condition.
The governor said that their county or province is just 12 hours sea travel from Aparri and six hours to Batanes province.
“We are just neighboring country and we want to see how we can help to improve farming activities,” said Yang, also a farmer in an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express reporters.
The visiting Taiwanese governor revealed that farmers in their country are being well-provided by their government. He revealed that Taiwan has its own research and development agency where new technologies are being developed to help the farmers improve their production.
That is why, farmers in their country enjoys good profits in the process, Yang said.
As a proof of their country’s advance agriculture technology, the governor brought some variety of mangoes with size as big as papaya to demonstrate it to local government officials. Yang had a dinner meeting with Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla last night.
Fresh, sweet, and fine-quality litchi, guava, and dates are produced in large quantities in Taiwan. Banana that has been exported to Japan for more than a century enjoys quite a reputation in foreign markets.
Other major farm products are litchi, diamond pineapple, black diamond wax-apples, red-meat papayas, milk guavas, tropical peaches and red-meat prunes.
“These delicious fruits are proof of Kaoshiung County’s advanced development in the agricultural technology field. Farmers in our nation are the ones who are rich,” Yang added.
Kaoshiung County has a population of 120,000 and about 20% of the workforce are into farming activity.
According to the county’s website, the area is the nation’s number one county in terms of developing its tourist industry. It has successfully created a quality environment for living and for tourism.
By Leyte Samar Daily
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