The 2019 Taiwan Smart Agriweek hosted by Wesexpo at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from September 26th to 28th featured four exhibition areas, which displayed smart agricultural facilities, smart agricultural solutions, eco-friendly agricultural materials, innovative exported agricultural machinery, exported flower boutiques, exquisite Taiwanese fruit and vegetable brands, smart logistics, preservation and cold chain services. This year, the exhibition created a Special Zone for Youth Farmers, and invited the top 100 youth farmers to share their experiences of Taiwan agricultural development and competitive technology.
Online pre-matching platform makes 300+ appointments
The exhibition was awarded the new exhibition subsidy by the Bureau of Foreign Trade. The pre-expo online matching platform carefully targeted suitable domestic and foreign buyers, including well-known Taiwanese manufacturers such as Okuma, ETUOH, and Tsuen Chen.
30 years of cold chain know-how in Asia
Taiwan is Asia’s second best practices market after Japan in terms of cold chain solutions. Cold chain solution companies in Taiwan offer lower prices, customised solutions and e-commerce cold chain solutions, especially for convenient stores and online platforms. Michael Wang, secretary general of the Taiwan Cold Chain Association, said, “We have challenges to overcome in order to develop our cold chain industry, particularly in relation to external factors, like regional standards, small talent pool/talent training, market awareness.” The target is to help member companies build global networks.
Kaohsiung’s fruit sales up 80%
Fruit sales are much stronger in 2019 than in 2018. The “Best of Kaohsiung” brand of the Agriculture Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government has so far this year reached 96.18 million tons, worth NT ¥280 million. Around 80% of the revenues come from the mainland China market. The most popular fruits are pineapple, wax apple and guava.