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Welcome to FFTC
Over the past 40 years, FFTC as a regional information center in the Asian and Pacific (ASPAC) region has played an immensely important role in collecting, exchanging, and disseminating information on a wide range of modern and practical technologies, covering the full spectrum of small farm needs and activities relevant to the region. Through its various activities like seminars and workshops, training courses, and regional surveys, we have accumulated a huge body of knowledge and information on agriculture made possible through the works of hundreds of people from member countries and partner institutions. Disseminated through publications, training courses and demonstration projects, these knowledge and information have given countless resource-poor farmers and extension specialists in the region new opportunities and new solutions to their problems.

Five years ago, the Center made available free-of-charge on its website the full text of its publications for the last 15 years. Since then, theFFTC website and database has become an important information resource on Asian agriculture, particularly by the national extension systems of the region. The growing use of the FFTC website/publication database gave a larger number of people access to the Center’s technical and practical information on sustainable agriculture.

We welcome you to this much improved, more user-friendly FFTC website, re-designed and renovated to enhance the Center’s technology transfer mission, facilitate interaction and networking among partner institutions within the region, and make possible a more cost-effective way of disseminating practical information to our users, particularly the small-scale farmers.

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Upcoming Events

Seminar on boar semen application for pork quality improvement to kick off in Vietnam
Seminar on boar semen application for pork quality improvement to kick off in Vietnam (55)

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On November 6-10, 2017, animal breeding experts, extension workers, farmers, academicians, researchers and livestock enthusiasts will gather and meet at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi to att...

FFTC and NTIFO organize seminar on agri coops’ roles in changes in food consumption trends
FFTC and NTIFO organize seminar on agri coops’ roles in changes in food consumption trends (473)

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The consumers concern over high-value products, health benefits of foods, safety and convenience are just some of the changes seen in the food industry recently. Experts say these changes maybe the re...

FFTC and MARDI team up for workshop on protected cultivation of high value crops
FFTC and MARDI team up for workshop on protected cultivation of high value crops (665)

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Protected cultivation or the use of greenhouses does more than protect agricultural crops. It actually optimizes the growth environment for plants. With a greenhouse, one can evade almost all the seas...

Seminar on enhancing farm management efficiency by ICT for young farmers
Seminar on enhancing farm management efficiency by ICT for young farmers (648)

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This October, FFTC and Japan’s National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) will team up to organize a seminar which is specifically focused on young farmers—a subject matter...

FFTC welcomes new assistant researcher
FFTC welcomes new assistant researcher (914)

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The Center welcomes Ms. Yuping Chen, the new assistant researcher, who will be responsible for the various research and information needs of FFTC. Ms. Chen holds three master’s degrees in applie...

FFTC welcomes new administrative officer
FFTC welcomes new administrative officer (730)

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The Center warmly welcomes Mr. Chu-Feng Hsu, the new administrative officer, who recently joined the FFTC family. Mr. Hsu is the former Executive Secretary of the Association for the Sustainable Devel...