Ministry of Agriculture in Taiwan adopts 4 strategies towards net zero agriculture by 2040 (In Chinese)

February 25, 2024 | Liberty Times Net |

Taiwan has set ambitious targets to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, a decade ahead of the national goal of 2050. The Ministry of Agriculture has outlined four main strategies—reduce emissions, enhance carbon sequestration, promote circular practices, and integrate green energy trends. Recognizing technological limitations, the ministry has allocated NTD1 billion annually to advance agricultural technology researches, focusing on carbon sequestration methods and carbon sinks. Efforts include implementing irrigation techniques to reduce emissions, cultivating marine seaweeds for carbon capture, and exploring waste utilization for energy production. Additionally, the ministry aims to achieve zero waste agriculture by repurposing crop residues and animal wastes for energy generation and organic fertilizers. Integration of solar energy with agricultural infrastructure and incentivizing consumer choices for low-carbon agricultural products are also prioritized. Despite current technological constraints, ongoing research aims to develop solutions such as methane-reducing animal feeds and identifying optimal soil microbes for carbon sequestration. Various agencies within the ministry are providing financial incentives for energy-efficient practices, electric machinery adoption, and promoting symbiotic relationships between agriculture and energy production. These concerted efforts signify Taiwan's commitment to achieving agricultural carbon neutrality and addressing climate change.


Figure Source: Ministry of Agriculture