Agriculture and Fisheries Federation of Taiwan
台灣農漁業聯盟(Agriculture and Fisheries Federation of Taiwan, 簡稱AFT) 為依法設立之政黨組織，成立於103年9月14日，內政部:政黨證字第260號,以推動台灣農漁業永續健康發展為宗旨，期能為台灣農漁民爭取權益，提升農漁業科技、飲食安全、農村建設，並實現兼顧生態保育、經濟發展及社會公平之願景。
Agriculture and Fisheries Federation of Taiwan (also known as AFT) is a legitimate political party (Reg. No: 260) established on September 14, 2014 with an aim to promote sustainable and healthy development of agriculture and fisheries in Taiwan. The federation embraces a vision to protect the rights and interests of farmers and fishermen, enhance the technology of agriculture and fisheries, ensure food security, and improve rural development. It expects to achieve a balanced development in ecological conservation, economic development and social justice.
Agriculture and fisheries are not only the foundation of a nation’s economic development, livelihood and ecological conservation but also create an industry closest to people’s daily life. Taiwan, a beautiful island known as “Formosa” with abundant agricultural and fishery resources and rich natural ecosystems, is always seen as a paradise. Such reputation, however, has been harmed by the increasing over-utilization of natural resources and particularly the recent outbreak of severe domestic food safety problems resulting from some greedy businessmen’s immorality for fast profit-maximization. On top of that, since the entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), agriculture and fisheries in Taiwan have been faced with the increasing pressure to open the market. Past niches have even become the main reason for the bottleneck. Because of dysfunctional or overlapping operations and weak professional management and marketing capabilities, many local groups of farmers and fishermen fail to integrate resources for the effective creation of synergy. Such issues have caused many people to be anxious about their life in Taiwan, which the Federation sees as urgent and critical.
Given this understanding, Ms. Yuki Wang, a remarkable female leader serving Taiwan’s agricultural administration & development for more than 46 years and well known for her outstanding performance as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pan-Chiao Farmers’ Association in New Taipei City for three executive terms with a period of twelve (12) years, took the initiative to establish this Federation with full support from alliance partners who love Taiwan and share similar vision and values. The Federation’s target is to make joint efforts for the integration of agricultural and fisheries resources to create a safe and healthy life for the people in Taiwan.
The Federation is seen as a thread used to link partners for the breakthrough of current difficulties and the value-added development of economic synergy. Together with local unique cultures and specialties, it can help partners to develop businesses for effective brand-building. It can also serve as a watchdog for the quality control of products and services provided by alliance partners. The federation can employ such joint endeavor to effectively create win-win conditions for the development of the domestic and global market.
Furthermore, the Federation will strive to urge government authorities to formulate relevant laws and policies for the nation’s overall sustainable development not only for the protection and proper utilization of farmlands and natural ecosystems but also for the enhancement of farmers and fishermen’s livelihood. Efforts will also be made to reject unhealthy and unsafe food production in agriculture and fisheries, promote sustainable agriculture in communities, and strengthen education to create a sustainable environment in a harmonious and loving society.
The best in agriculture and fisheries is reflected in the truth of production, the goodness of life, and the beauty of natural ecosystems. In the four seasons of a year, we can have different experiences stemming from different harvests. Promoting alliance strategy to integrate resources in agriculture and fisheries is the subject of concern for this Federation. We expect ourselves to make significant contributions to the development of production and marketing in agriculture and fisheries while ensuring food security, natural conservation and social justice in Taiwan. In the future, the Federation expects to provide our partners and relevant stakeholders with satisfactory services by reflecting such truth, goodness and beauty in our sincere and responsible attitude.
In this rapidly changing era, only with a vision and passion for innovation can a team stand out from the fierce competition torrent. Building on her rich experiences in the agricultural sector over the last decades, Ms. Wang, Chair of the Federation, will bear the heavy responsibility for this vision and mission for the healthy and sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries in Taiwan. She will treasure every resource as pearls and try her best to link them up to make a shiny necklace for the innovative creation of practical values. She will lead the team and the Federation to keep on doing the right things with endless passion and devoted commitment. Under her leadership, the Federation will gather partners to work together to create common good in the win-win realm of “truth, goodness and beauty.” In the long run, the Federation will join steady efforts to make the best use of resources for the achievement of a sustainable development in agriculture and fisheries.
Let’s work together to break through all the difficulties and keep walking ahead to create sustainable values for our life and society.