New board member for Taiwan

Dr. Chung-hsiu Hung, Director General, Pingtung Agricultural Biotechnology Park, Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan is the new country representative for Taiwan on the World Vegetable Center Board of Directors.

Dr. Hung received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics and Applied Economics from National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, in 1998 and 2004, respectively.

He previously served as Director of the COA Agriculture and Food Agency and Director General of the COA Department of Farmers’ Service, where he guided leisure agriculture industry development, agricultural extension education, farmers’ welfare measures, and agricultural labor policy.  In 2017 he was appointed Director General, COA Department of International Affairs and made substantial contributions to exchanges and interaction between Taiwan’s agriculture sector and international trade, including production and marketing structures for small-scale farmers in São Tomé and Príncipe, supply chains for avocados in Honduras, and orchid supply chains in Paraguay.

Dr. Hung has taught courses in global trade, business management and financial tax administration at the National Open University in Taiwan. Over the years he has published more than 90 papers in journals within and outside Taiwan.