Soil and Water Conservation
Promoting Regeneration of Rural Villages
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Director-General Lee visits Fengyuan (Changhua County) and Jiji (Nantou County) for the rural community development

Director-General Chen-yang Lee of the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau (SWCB), on July 17, visited Changhua County Fengyuan Township Sanbao Vegetables and Fruits Production Cooperatives to approach technological poultry industry. Solar panels installed on chicken coops can lower the temperature by five degrees in summer time and result in revenues of green energy. Chickens were stocked under non-toxic litchi trees. The quality and competitiveness were enhanced. He also visited value added use of bananas in Jiji Banana Foods Co. Besides dried bananas or desserts made with chocolate and nougat, the company developed chips which did not gain weights by resistant starch of green bananas. In the forum, the director-general expected that the company can integrate resources and connect industrial value chain to trigger overall rural development.

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