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Taoyuan City Government cooperates with Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm, boosting the development of organic farming

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Department of Public Information
Release Date:
2020-07-23
Providers:
Press Liaison Section


Taoyuan City Government cooperates with Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm, boosting the development of organic farming



Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan visited Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm in Yangmei District in the morning of July 23. Mayor Cheng indicated that the area of the farm is 39 hectares. Vegetables the farm produces are competitive products. In addition to providing vegetables for elementary and junior high schools in Taoyuan for school lunch, the farm also offers several organic accesses. The triple stimulus vouchers and agricultural tourism vouchers the government has been promoting recently can be used in the farm. People can experience agriculture and purchase special agricultural products here. In the future, the city government will cooperate deeply with the farm regarding food and agriculture education, the environmental protection of agricultural resources, the smart surveillance system of agriculture, and the development of agricultural products, making agricultural recreation and organic farming in Taoyuan prosper. 



Mayor Cheng said that besides planting organic vegetables, Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm also plants high-value crops like cantaloupes, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes. The farm also develops many processed agricultural products like tea, dried mushrooms, honey, scallion pancakes, dumplings, and noodles. The farm is an excellent place to promote activities like agricultural experiences, food and agriculture education, and environmental protection. B&Bs, restaurants, agriculture education classrooms and exhibition areas can be set in leisure farms. The city government will help Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm with the application of making part of the area to be the leisure farm, completing the facilities.

 

Mayor Cheng indicated that Taoyuan is the granary of the northern region in Taiwan, and it's also the base camp of facility agriculture. The shading nets, thin films, permeable pavements and other materials Formosa Petrochemical Group produces are suitable to be used on agriculture promotion facilities. In the future, the city government will continue cooperating with Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm, promoting biological control law and smart surveillance systems regarding the reduction of fertilizers and dependency of pesticides, boosting the development of organic agriculture in Taoyuan.
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Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan visited Formosa Petrochemical Yangmei Organic Farm
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