Ag Technology Transfer to Benefit Both of Malaysia and Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan’s Agriculture Minister Lin Tsung-hsien on March 3 visited Taiwanese businesspeople-operated companies and retailers in Kuala Lumpur that have been selling Taiwan-produced agricultural products, hoping to expand the market share of halal market and to promote Taiwan-produced fertilizer, seeds, agricultural machines in Malaysia.
Transfer of technology in agriculture from institutes of research and development run by the Council of Agriculture to local companies in Malaysia could further help agricultural development in both of Taiwan and Malaysia, said Lin during his second leg of the two-day trip to Malaysia.
Lin has visited several local companies such as All Cosmos Bio-Tech Holding Corp, a Malaysia-based fertilizer manufacturer and DaChan Great Wall Group’s fertilizer manufacturer in Malaysia, as part of government’s efforts to promote the New Southbound Policy, launched by the government of Taiwan that focuses on strengthening ties with neighbors in South and Southeast Asia. DaChan Great Wall Group is a Taiwanese agriculture and food conglomerate.
Meanwhile, Lin attended a discussion meeting with Taiwanese business executives to understand their needs and seek further cooperation with Malaysian businesses.
Lin noted that under the principle of mutual benefit, Taiwan hopes, in collaboration with new southbound countries, to promote the regional development of agriculture by improving bilateral cooperation in information, technology and talents to secure the sustainable agriculture as well as to increase farmers' income in countries in this region.