The 4th Asia 4-H Network Conference



  • Organizer:Asia 4-H Network, NATIONAL 4-H CLUB ASSOCIATION
  • Fee (US$):USD$600/ per person
  • Location:TAi Urban Resort
  • Contact information: (Daniel Lai)


In order to stay connected in Asia 4-H, the 4th Asia 4-H Network Conference 2023, organized by National 4-H Club Association, R.O.C. (Taiwan) from Asia 4-H Network organization, will be held from May 22 to May 26, 2023 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. On behalf of the Asia 4-H Network Organization, we would like to cordially invite you to attend and join the 4th Asia 4-H Network Conference, titled " Asia 4-H Youth ~ Shaping the Future Together ", as speakers, presenters, experience sharers, and participants in developing and shaping the future of our Asia youth. 

For more than 120 years, 4-H has proven itself to be a successful positive youth development model, thriving in more than 70 countries around the world. In those countries where the 4-H movement prospers, our youth members have developed their leadership to a surprising level, serving as outstanding leaders in their communities. 

The 4th Asia 4-H Network Conference is a unique platform for 4-H young people and experts from Asia and around the world to connect, engage, and learn from one another on how to regain the momentum of achieving their life goals after the COVID-19 crisis. Come and discover how 4-H youth shape the future together. During the five days, you will hear from experts in the 4-H movement on new and improved youth programming, engage in professional development, and share your own experiences and best practices in break-out sessions with esteemed 4-H professionals from around the world. There will also be opportunities to visit outstanding local and university 4-H Clubs. After the epidemic eased, this is truly a fabulous opportunity to be part of the 4th Asia 4-H Network Conference. 


Date: 22nd-26th May


Registration Fee

Normal registration : USD $ 700 600
The registration fee includes almost everything: local transportation (Kaohsiung International Airport→TAI Urban Resort, TAI Urban Resort→Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung City One Day Tour, Field Visits), Twin Room, daily meals and snacks, lodging, all program supplies, and instruction.

One-day advance check-in fee is USD $85 per person





Keynote-What helps and what matters in Youth Justice?

Dr. Brian Stout, PhD
Dean - School of Social Sciences,Western Sydney University

Keynote2-Reaffirming Our Why!

Dr. Jeff King, PhD
Associate Professor - Co-Director of the OSU Leadership Center

Keynote3-Engaging youtuh Shannon leaders in Canada

Shannon Benner
CEO - 4-H Canada
Secretary-general - Global 4-H

Keynote4-Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions in Taiwan's Agricultural

Dr. Tzu-Yu Richard Fu

Climate Change Adaptation and Net Zero Emission Project Office - Council of Agriculture


1. 4-H Program Design and Delivery
Lingchia Li
4-H Agent - Pingtung County Farmers' Association

2. Engaging 4-H Youth in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alex Shen

Director Of Student Affairs - Dawan Junior High School 

3. Resource Development and Management for 4-H

WenLiang Chen

CEO - Association of Digital Culture Taiwan

4. Successful Marketing Strategies for Your 4-H
Shinshin Chen
Secretary-General, Asia 4-H Network Organization
Executive Director, National 4-H Club Association, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Associate Professor, Department and Graduate Institute of Social Work, Chaoyang University of Technology


1. 4-H Program Design and Delivery
Lingchia Li
4-H Agent - Pingtung County Farmers' Association

2. 4-H Program Quality, Evaluation and Accountability

Yeahuey Sheu

Professor - National Chi Nan University Department of Social Policy and Social Work

3. 4-H Volunteer Development and Volunteer Program Management


G. Umaru Sheriff

National Exectutive Director - 4-H Liberia

4. Engaging 4-H Youth in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alex Shen

Director Of Student Affairs - Dawan Junior High School 

Kaohsiung City One Day Tour


Wushanding Mud Volcano Landscape Nature Reserve

This spot is the most concentrated area for mud gushes from the volcanic craters in Taiwan; with the greatest amount of mud awl found here. In recent years, as of its spectacular view, the landscape of volcano has been exposed to wreckage. To protect this specific scenery, the Council of Agriculture has, according to the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act in March 1992 officiated the area as the “Wushanding Mud Volcano Nature Reserve”.

The mud volcano ejects exists because mud and gas will gush out concurrently simultaneously, after cooling-off, the awl will be formed, much like a small hillock, and there is concave hole on top of it. Mud gas will continue to gush out from the hole. Since the gas is flammable, it would burn on its own.
The largest mud gusher in the area measures around 3.5 m tall with 50℃ at its slopes, a typical mud awl. Eruption occurs once every few seconds and thick mud will slide down the awl, forming tongue-shaped mud-flow with diameter measuring up to 70 m.

Agongdian Reservoir or Ta-di Mountain Natural Park

This is an ideal place in Yanchao for a leisure trip round the lake.

Agongdian means Grandfather’s shop. The reservoir is on the upper part of Agongdian River in Kaohsiung City. It is the first reservoir completed after Taiwan restoration in 1954. The two thousand- meter long reservoir is the longest one in Taiwan and Asia.

Agongdian Reservoir is appointed with flood prevention, irrigation and water supplies capability. The reservoir boasts mesmerizing natural surroundings. However, with a location near military base and in the remote countryside, it is relatively unknown to most people. Currently, the reservoir is open to public. However, there are no direct express buses to this part of the countryside. Visitors have to go on their own motorcycles or hike from Yanchao on foot.

Qiaotou Ten-Drum Cultural Village

Kaohsiung Sugar Refinery was originally known as “Kio-a-thau Sugar Refinery.” It was the first modernized mechanical sugar refinery of Taiwan and was founded 112 years ago. Its sugar factory, Japanese-style wooden buildings, bunker, red brick water tower and other heritage buildings were all well-preserved.

The office and club building inherited from the Japanese Colonial Era were built by Japanese people by imitating the colonial buildings of the Dutch in Southeast Asia. Besides leveling up its foundation, the corridors and consecutive arches all imitated European architecture style.

Qiaotou Sugar Refinery highly stresses the preservation and usage of the sugar industry cultural heritages and often hold cultural events in collaboration with Kaohsiung City Government and local societies in the factory.


Light Rail Transit Totoro Tunnel
A section of the Kaohsiung Light Rail, dubbed the "Totoro Tunnel" by fans due to its resemblance to a set of a Japanese animation movie, has become extremely popular among locals.

Kaohsiung Music Center

In 2009, the Executive Yuan recognized the need for a “Kaohsiung Music Center.” The Ministry of Culture commissioned the Kaohsiung City Government for its planning, design and construction. “Kaohsiung Music Center”is operated as a new form of ad-ministrative institution. The KMC is a landmark for pop music performances in Southern Taiwan that nurtures domestic pop music talents and supports networking within the industry. In addition to music performances, the KMC architecture is integrated into the surrounding harbor scenery to create a new tourist attraction.

Cijin Island

As famous as its counterpart in Siziwan, the Cijin Beach invariably attracts many swimmers who fall over each other to register when it opens. The facilities within the Bathing Area are quite diverse: there are different leisure areas, including a scenic trail with sea views and a natural ecological area, as well as a cross-country area, so even when the bathing Area is closed, travelers can still participate in other leisure activities. The Sea Bathing Area thoughtfully provides comprehensive washing facilities, and there are many cute statues of sea animals on the grass, large and small, of which the best-loved is the 2-story red crab.

Cijin Tunnel Of Stars

The Cijin Star Tunnel, which was excavated in the Japanese Colonial Era and passes through Cihou Mountain, was originally a military tunnel, but a wooden plank path has now been built in the tunnel, and it has been decorated with glow-in-the-dark paintings of 12 constellations and materials such as driftwood and luminous stones; accompanied by the cool sea breeze which passes through the cave, they together inspire a feeling of romance at being beneath the stars. Upon leaving the tunnel, you will see Cijin sound beneath Cihou Mountain, the ocean spray beating on the towering, precipitous green lime walls, creating a grand, primeval ocean scene.

The British Consulate at  Takow

The British Consulate at Takao is a building in the British style which was constructed in 1879, and is situated beside Shaochuantou Wharf, with a mountain behind and the sea in front. It is the oldest extant modern Western building in Taiwan, and was also the first consulate the British government built in Taiwan. The consul's residence and consulate have been preserved in their entirety, as well as an old hiking trail which leads up the mountain. Here, where the sea and mountain meet, you can feast your eyes on Kaohsiung City, Cijin (Qijin) Fishing port and the fine scenery of Siziwan (The Sizih Bay).


Cheng Ching Lake

Chengcing Lake has an area of 103 hectares, and the lake, which contains as much as 33.7 million cubic meters of water, is the largest lake in Kaohsiung. The scenic area, which spans 275 hectares, is a scenic area which combines water resources, exquisite scenery, recreation and ecological education in one place, and is known as Taiwan's West Lake. Its famous scenic spots include 3 bridges, 6 historic sites, and 8 scenic spots; no matter whether you roam the Area or climb to higher ground, the landscape, in which a simple, elegant Chinese courtyard is combined with nature, provides travelers with a comforting, uplifting banquet for the soul.
Chengcing Lake was originally an irrigation pond for Caogong Irrigation System, with a rich ecology, and the many plants and animals which lived there and waterfowl which passed through made it an ideal place for travelers who love nature to see animals. There is also a lively, healthy Youth Activities Center which provides young travelers with a place to camp, play all kinds of sports and accommodation- a healthy leisure and vacation place for young and old alike in a pleasing landscape.

Niaosong Wetland

The Niaosong Wetland is Taiwan’s first educational park to use the theme of an artificial wetland, and is primarily dedicated to education on nature and the ecology, followed by tourism and leisure. 89 species of bird, over 270 species of insect and over 300 species of plant have been recorded here; the Wetland has rich, diverse ecological resources and an excellent place for outdoor ecological education. Guided tour activities are held every weekend and at every holiday, and mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), moorhens (Gallinula chloropus), and little egrets (Egretta garzetta) can be seen roaming the wetlands and water.

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts was originally a Neiweipi wetland filled with irrigation ponds (Pitang in Chinese). After southern Taiwan's first public fine art museum was founded in 1994, it became southern Taiwan's most important modern art and culture hub. The “Kids' Art Museum”, which emphasized child art education and active learning, was opened in 2005. It provides children with a place for more discovery, exploration and in which to experience art, while simultaneously developing their artistic potential through interactive games.
 A public art park was planned outside, with 40 pieces of all kinds of sculpture and installation art scattered amidst the grass, trees and lake, displaying diverse visual effects and also developing the natural environment into part of the art museum. It is a cultural gathering-place which unites the environment, art and leisure.

Zhongdu Wetlands Park

The endlessly-honoured Chouchai (Zhouzai ) Wetlands Park is an ecological conservation area, produced with ecological techniques and which provides a home for many types of birds, aquatic plants and animals. Entry must be booked online in advance to avoid disturbing the birds, and strolling down the original small paths, which have never been opened, affords a glimpse of beautiful scenes of many kinds of bird flying to and fro among the plants, aquatic insects,  spiral-shelled animals, fish, and amphibious insects flourish here. The park also has bird-watching classrooms and platforms- up to 60 species of bird can be seen in the park.


Field Visits


Tianliao District FA/Shinshing Elementary School
Tianliao Moon World

The Tianliao Moon World is the most developed badland and mud volcano areas in Taiwan, and its unique geography is known as “badlands” in geography, and is filled with a desolate, barren beauty. From Tianliao to Cishan (Qishan) along the Provincial Highway No. 28 which pass through the area and over 20 mud volcanoes, and eruptions can often be seen, for which Dagunshui and Xiaogunshui volcanoes are most famous. The Mudstone Geography Center, situated at the Scenic Area's entrance, features explanations of the nature of mudstone and illustrated explanations- it might be called the key to a deep understanding of the Tianliao Moon World.


Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum
Founded in 2001, the Meinong Hakka Museum has taken up the important mission of preserving and passing on Hakka Culture and history, and revealing the diversity of Meinong's history and culture. Its architectural style, which makes use of Tabaco Building and compound design is plain and rustic. Visitors are provided with rich information on Hakka life and culture through the display space on the second floor, which relates the face of Hakka culture in Meinong and gives an in-depth understanding of the interactive relationship between the nature of a people and its environment presented in these exhibitions.

Meinong District FA



Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Branch

The branch was established in 1940 at Fengshan District (22°33' N and 120°22'E), Kaohsiung City in the southern part of Taiwan and is devoted to the research and development of tropical fruit and vegetables. Activities are carried out by the four departments.
  • Tropical Fruit Trees
  • Vegetable Crops
  • Plant Protection
  • Management and Utilization

    Fangjing Cooperative-Yu He Pao litchi

To make every FanGjing purse healthy and safe to eat. Persist in not using herbicides, using organic fertilizers, especially making yogurt for plants to drink, and creating sweet and juicy jade purse lychees. For this reason, it has won the Champion, Special, and Excellent Award year after year. It has been approved by Jiyuanpu Safety certification allows consumers to eat with peace of mind and health! Fangjing has fully demonstrated the unique tenacity and awe of the land of the Taiwanese people for 80 years. The concept of "land" and "sustainable management."

Known-You Seed CO., LTD. 

  Since the establishment of Known-You Seed, we havealways engaged in developing the agricultural sector, breeding outstanding new varieties, prospering the rural areas, bringing better welfare to our farmers, as well as all mankind. This year, we are celebrating our 43rd anniversary, and all of us, the second generation now at Known-You, diligently and faithfully follow these corporate goals. We aim to improve the well-being of human kind and have taken up an important mission to “Follow the good tradition and strive to open up the new future.” Apart from committing more efforts in vegetable breeding and carrying it forward, we are also taking actions to counteract the food shortage caused by universal climate change and global warming in the recent years. We believe that encouraging people to eat more vegetables, while cutting down on the consumption of meat, can reduce the air pollution and global warming caused by Methane emissions. Besides, it can bring calmness and peace to our minds, moderate conflicts, bring our life back to nature, beautify the earth, as well as purify the human soul.

  In our previous Catalog No. 19 issued in 2010, we have introduced more than 30 new vegetable varieties, hoping to increase the grower’s profit and the customer’s wellbeing. Now, in celebration of the about-to-be-completed Known-You New Building Complex and embracing the new Known-You era, our managerial and R&D teams have selected from “the best of our outstanding collections” and combined them with some other excellent varieties to publish this special edition catalog. Some of the new vegetable varieties include: the very unique and special sweet-&-sour tasting melons “Bonny” and “Prity”, the innovative and beautiful pink-fleshed watermelons “Fain Beauty” and “Dionysos”, the crisp and delicious yellow-fleshed seedless watermelon, and the orangecolored balsam pear. For flower varieties, we present the colorful and elegant Eustoma “Melody” series, which perform well in the hot summer season. This special memorial edition of our catalog also intends to bring you more choices and a smoother guide to “Vegetarian Foods” which are being advocated worldwide these days. At the same time, we anticipate that with the completion of our brand-new Operation Headquarters in the memorable centennial year of our nation, we will devote our utmost efforts to beautify and purify the earth. Moreover, we wish our new generation will also keep developing more diversified and productive vegetable cultivars with higher nutritional value, and bring a more affluent and better life to everyone!

Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station(Chinan Branch Station)


Eureka Farm


World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center, an international nonprofit research and development institute, is committed to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables.

The Center mobilizes resources from the public and private sectors to disseminate improved varieties and production methods in developing countries. We help farmers increase vegetable harvests, raise incomes in poor rural and urban households, create jobs, and provide healthier, more nutritious diets for families and communities.

Shiaying District FA/Shiaying Industrial Culture Exhibition Museum
Geese, silkworms, and bleak bean are the focus of the Shaying District Industry and Culture Museum, where the industrial culture of the district is introduced. The museum is refurnished from a 30-year-old idle warehouse. Zones in the museum include the Shaying Agriculture Development Zone, Silk Product Zone, Silkworm Zone, Daily Life Zone, Multimedia Zone, Silkworm Industry Culture Zone, Ancient Farming Tool Zone, Black Bean Industrial Culture Zone, Goose Industiral Culture Zone, Native Art and Culture Zone, and Shaying Farmers’ Association Sales Zone. The remaining space has been planned into a soy source processing plant, a silk a quilt making classroom, and a multifunctional showroom. The comprehensive contents displayed in the museum allow visitors to understand the industries in Shaying District thoroughly.



Linluo Township FA (Hakka Project)



National Pingtung University of Science and Technology 4-H

NPUST was established as the “Kaohsiung State Pingtung Extension School of Agriculture” in the 13th year of the Taishō period during the Japanese Colonial Era (1924). In 1954, after the nationalists (KMT) had taken over the rule of Taiwan from the Japanese, the school was renamed as the Taiwan Provincial Institute of Agriculture. At that time, it was among the best of Taiwan’s vocational schools, training countless elites and becoming a foundation for Taiwan’s economic boom.

In 1991, the school reorganized to become a vocational college and, together with the National Taiwan Institute of Technology, was among the top two technical institutions of higher learning in the country. In 1997 the vocational college was upgraded to a university of science and technology, and occupied a leading position among vocational education institutions in Taiwan.

In 1990, the school campus was relocated to a vast 298 hectare property in Neipu Township next to Dawu Mountain and the Donggang
River. Ranked top in the nation, the campus has earned NPUST the reputation of “National Park University” and provides an excellent place for students to cultivate their skills and personal qualities while
strengthening their bodies and minds—it is also an ideal place for faculty members to carry out their research and educational activities.

Laopi Tea Farm

Pingtung Laopi Tea Farm, the affiliate of Taiwan Tea Corporation is located in Neipu Township, Pingdong County with a total area of 717 hectares, and the geological soil condition is between PH 4.5 and PH5.1, which consists of 3.5% organic substances, good red soil featuring well drainage, and the soil quality meets the requirements of growing tea trees. In the future, it's planned to be Taiwan's largest tea plantation base that produces high-quality Taiwanese local tea leaves for replacing the imported tea leaves.

In order to make the effective use of the low altitude flat land for planting tea trees of good species, Laopi Tea Farm has planted flat-ground tea trees and carried out the researches and development of the new species, including planting, modern irrigation system, mechanical tea tree breeding and harvesting system, tea factory with automation, and other agricultural technology investment on long-term training of technical personnel and the introduction of applied biotechnology in order to enhance the future output value and achieve the goal of upgrading the tea industry. The long-term plan with the predicted annual total production capacity of 3,100 metric tons can replace 10% of the imported tea leaves and hope to supply all kinds of safe tea leaves used in Taiwan's market as well as improve the tea drinking quality of fellow countrymen.


Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station

With over 100 years of history, KDARES has devoted and successfully improved crop varieties and cultivation techniques for the agriculture industry within its jurisdiction area. In the future, we will focus on becoming as a research and counseling center for the tropical agriculture industry. We will also follow government's policies to promote a healthy, efficient and sustainable agricultural management system for all the inhabitants in Taiwan.

  • Crop improvement section
  • Crop environment section
  • Agricultural extension section
  • Intellectual properties and technology transfer

Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Jiuru Township FA/Hueinong Elementary School(Agri-food education Project-edamame)

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  • Echelon:Early Bird($600)
  • Registration Date:
    2023-02-13 17:00:00~2023-05-17 23:59:00
  • Event Date:2023-05-22~2023-05-26
  • Number of applicants/Quota:20/150