Taiwan’s leading trade show featuring agriculture, aquaculture and livestock manufacturing technologies and total solutions, the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2018 will take place at Taipei World Trade Center on July 26-28. The 2018 conference will feature Dr. Roland Schafleitner of the World Vegetable Center, Dr. May Chodchoey of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) and Mr. Patrick Hafenstein of Trade and Investment Queensland. The current appropriate solutions in terms of plant seed production, crop management and innovative technologies to conquer challenges of climate change and food crisis will be covered.
Organised by UBM Taiwan, the conference’s 45 sessions are themed on plant health, aquaculture environment control, and sustainable livestock farming. A particularly inspiring panel discussion ‘Plant health management — the trends and solutions to reduce the usage of pesticides’ hosted by Dr. Shan-Da Liu, will be jointly led by Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Rotam Global Agrosciences and CH Biotech R&D.
Other presentations cover Aquaculture Taiwan and Livestock Taiwan, opened by a keynote lecture from Vice President of Alltech, Matthew Smith. Mr. Smith makes his debut in Taiwan with Adchana Chaiteerapinyo, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager of Alltech. The talks will focus on the current challenges of sustainable farming and food production and consuming trends of agricultural industry. Meanwhile, more brand talks will be delivered by Dr Eckel Animal Nutrition, BASF, and Desert King Chile S.A.
Dr. Chih-Chieh Li of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s leading technology R&D institution, will host the topical conference ‘Circular Economy: Biogas Reuse and Production’ and followed by Taiwan biogas technology manufacturers and suppliers to provide the best solution for turning livestock manure waste into reused energy. In addition, ‘The 16th Summit of Top 100 Pig Farmer Club’ and ‘2018 Agricultural Product e-Marketing Forum,’ organised by FoodChina.com and Taiwan Agrifood E-Commerce Association (AFECA), will also be held at the trade show.
The speakers for Aquaculture conference include Fisheries Research Institute, COA, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Asia University and so on. The rousing subjects are ‘seed production of cultured aquatic organisms nowadays and the future,’ ‘the strategies for the establishment of the sustainable shrimp aquaculture,’ and ‘improvement of aquaculture environment control.’ This year, Mr. Deral Chen, CEO of Blutech Inc. and Mr. Chien-Chih Chen, Manager of Sheng Quan Biotechnology will bring new concept in terms of water treatment and IT practice to help aquaculture farmers to increase the yield.