Agricultural Yunlin looks to Southeast Asia

Yunlin County is aiming to take advantage of the government’s New Southbound policy and export its products to Southeast Asian countries. That’s the word from the county’s magistrate, Lee Chin-yung.

The New Southbound policy is the government’s strategy to build stronger economic and cultural ties with countries in South and Southeast Asia, as well as New Zealand and Australia.

Talking to RTI on Wednesday, Lee said Yunlin County has been promoting its agricultural produce to Malaysia. He said the county plans to advertise its produce in other export markets
Lee said Yunlin will also work hard to promote its advanced agricultural technologies.

“[The countries in Southeast Asia] are also looking to import our agricultural technologies. They have shown a lot of interest in our livestock husbandry, such as our goose and snapper farms. We also encourage our young farmers, whether they specialize in cultivation or livestock, to seek new opportunities in Southeast Asian countries,” said Lee.