International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station of the Council of Agriculture (HDARES)

The objectives of HDARES include research and promotion of “organic-LOHAS-agriculture”, “healthy and save crop” and “indigenous agriculture”. Our mission is to carry out advanced agricultural research and promote organic farming practices in Hualien and Yilan counties of Taiwan. Main tasks include improvements of cultivating and processing techniques for organic and economic crops, development of new agrobiodiversity index and labels, research on applied biotechnology, prediction and prevention of crop disease and pest, disaster investigation, food and drug safety, soil fertilizer, plant nutrition and organic agriculture as well as agricultural mechanical improvement and development.

More information about HDARES can be found on their website.