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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Publication-Special Publication of TARI-No.186

No.186

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Development Strategies of Potential Self-Sufficient Agricultural Products

Development Strategies of Potential Self-Sufficient Agricultural Products

Meng-Sian Jhou1 and Chih-Li Sun2*

Abstract

    Food security is a critically important part of national security. The food self-sufficiency rate of Taiwan is targeted at 40% in 2020. Based on dimensions of the food self-sufficiency, production capacity, farmers’ incomes, and market demand, this project screened out the potential self-sufficient agricultural products are soybeans, flint corns, sesames, sugar canes, sorghums, wheat, and potatoes, and should strengthen existing coping measures to improve the food self-sufficiency rate. In order to increase Taiwan’s food self-sufficiency and ensure food security, this project also makes policy recommendations to increase the supplies and demands of the potential self-sufficient agricultural products.

Keywords: Food Security, Food Self-Sufficiency Rate, Domestic Consumption.


1 Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, msjhou@gmail.com.
2 Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, juliesun@tier.org.tw.
* Corresponding Author, Email:juliesun@tier.org.tw; TEL:02-25865000#539.

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