The organization of the study visits programme on specific requests from the member countries to study the
achievements of the member countries in the field of agriculture and rural development, is one of the important
activities of the Organization.
Study Visit Programme of Experts from Member Countries to Republic of China (Taiwan) on
Technological Advancement in Agricultural Production System and Value Chain Management
13-19 November 2016
The esteemed Government of the Republic of China has been extending technical assistance to the member countries of
AARDO by way of organizing study visit programme for their experts. The programme provides an opportunity to experts
to study and observe the techniques and innovative methods, which are being followed in the Republic of China.
Considering the importance of this activity, a Study Visit on “Technological Advancement in Agricultural Production
System and Value Chain Management” was organized by AARDO, in collaboration with the esteemed Government of the
Republic of China during 13-19 November 2016 with the following objectives:
- to observe, understand and learn the various technologies used in agricultural production system;
- to study the best practices and application of new technologies based on case studies;
- to study the models of small and medium on farm and off farm agro-based enterprises; and
- to examine the marketing and value chain management system.
The study visit programme was attended by four (4) experts, one each from India, Palestine, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
The delegates got exposure to the advanced agricultural development programmes/models undertaken by the esteemed
country. During their study visit, they visited various institutions i. e; Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Soil
and Water Conservation Bureau (SWCB), AVRDC-the World Vegetable Center, Taiwan Orchid Plantation, Taiwan Seed
Improvement and Propagation Station, Xinshe Flower Sea Festival, etc. The participants have acquainted themselves
with latest technologies being used in agriculture and rural development in Republic of China. In fact, experts were
impressed by the advancement and work done by the esteemed country in the field of sustainable agriculture.