According to statistics from the Council of Agriculture, Taiwan's food self-sufficiency rate has increased from 56% in 1974 to only 31% in 2020. In other words, about 70% of Taiwan's food needs to be imported. Today (2022), the Russian-Ukrainian war and the epidemic are raging, and more than 30 countries around the world have successively taken measures to restrict the export of fertilizers and other food protectionist measures.
Although there will be no food crisis in Taiwan in the short term, the continuous chain disconnection and Inflation, and even the possible future military impact on photo retouching service both sides of the Taiwan Strait, food security is bound to be a serious and thought-provoking issue and test. When it comes to food security, the intuitive association is farmland. In Taiwan, agricultural land is not only the fundamental source of food supply, but also a highly sensitive political issue. Because, at this stage, farmland is not only a tool for farmers to make money, but also a big cake for many green energy and factory operators to compete for food and land.
And all this started before the Executive Yuan passed the amendment to the "Regulations on Agricultural Development" on January 4, 2000. Why is farmland so out of control? Before 2000, farmers applied for loans from the peasant associations for their farmland, causing the credit department of many peasant associations to overpay by more than 20%. In addition, the local political factions controlled the peasant associations and regarded them as the golden thread, resulting in increasingly bad debts of the peasant associations. Climbing, derivative financial turmoil crisis.