Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--About Us-Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

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Our Units

    TARI has ten R&D divisions, i.e., Crop Science, Biotechnology, Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Pathology, Applied Zoology, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Plant Germplasm, Technical Services and Farm Management; two affiliated units, i.e., Floriculture Research Center and Guansi Experiment Station; four administrative offices, i.e., Secretariat, Personnel, Accounting and Statistics Office, and Civil Service Ethics; two branches, i.e., Chiayi Agricultural Experiment Branch and Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Branch.

Our Staff

    As of January 31, 2016, TARI has 233 research scientists, among them 80 with Ph.D. and 118 with M.Sc. degrees.

Table. Distribution of education degree in TARI's staff.
Degree of Education Staff Contract Employee Percentage (%)
Number of people Percentage (%) Number of people Percentage (%)
Doctor 76 35.35 4 22.22 34.33
Master 108 50.23 10 55.56 50.64
Bachelor 26 12.09 4 22.22 12.88
Other 5 2.33 0 0 2.15

 

What We Do

*Genetic resources: TARI conserves, studies, uses, and shares the collections of genetic resources of diverse agronomic and horticultural crops.

*Improved varieties: At the heart of TARI's work and accomplishments, TARI develops crop varieties for the benefit of farmers and consumers. We conduct genetic and physiological research to improve crops for better quality and higher yield, resistance to diseases and insect pests, and tolerance of environmental stresses. In this endeavor, we employ both conventional breeding and new tools such as tissue culture, marker-assisted selection, genomics and genetic modification.

*Value adding: TARI develops ways to add economic value to crops products by preserving freshness, extending shelf life, processing, and improving value-chain linkages.

*Crop health: Other than genetic resistance to diseases and insect pests, we focus on measures such as non-chemical control, holistic crop-health care, and new quarantine techniques.

*Farm management: We develop technologies and systems on soil and nutrient management, and integrated crop and resource management that adapt to increasing risk of floods and droughts induced by climate change, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

*Socio-economic study: We conduct research to identify key research issues, and to assess TARI's impacts.

*Technology transfer: We transfer acquired innovations to the agri-food industry, and strengthen capacity building in the extension system to increase technology adoption, expand industrial capabilities and enhance competitiveness.