Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (CoA) and the Philippines based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has collaborated to work upon rice and other agriculture-based commodities.

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Both CoA and IRRI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard under which both the countries agreed to promote rice research and improve rice breeding and varieties.

Deputy Minister, CoA was quoted as saying that they will collaborate with IRRI by sharing their best of experiences in rice cultivation and will also work on developing new rice techniques for upliftment of rice producing East Asian Countries.

IRRI Director General said that Taiwan has been Closest to IRRI for the years and this collaboration between CoA and IRRI would take the relationship to next level.

Taiwan produces about 85% annually of its actual rice need and rest 15% it imports. USDA estimates Taiwan’s rice production at around 1.13 million tons of rice in MY2014-15 and import around 125,000 tons

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