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.
2. Engaging 4-H Youth in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Director Of Student Affairs - Dawan Junior High School
3. Resource Development and Management for 4-H
2. 4-H Program Quality, Evaluation and Accountability
Director Of Student Affairs - Dawan Junior High School
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
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.
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 Tunnel Of Stars
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).
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.
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.
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 District FA
- Tropical Fruit Trees
- Vegetable Crops
- Plant Protection
- Management and Utilization
Fangjing Cooperative-Yu He Pao litchi
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)
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.
Linluo Township FA (Hakka Project)
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.
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