Authorities have confirmed the first case of fall armyworm in Taiwan on a farm in Miaoli. The invasive insect could destroy crops in the region.
A township in Miaoli County has introduced QR codes on its certification stamps to prevent farmers in other regions from selling counterfeit watermelon.
Torrential rain across Taiwan has caused damage. There are reports of landslides and flooding. The COA has also estimated significant agricultural losses.
Kaohsiung’s agricultural exports have already surpassed those of the previous year, according to the city’s Agricultural Bureau.