Author : Cheng-I Wei,Alfreda Wei,Pamela Rae Becker,Dai-ichiro Fuchimoto,Akio Takenaka,Takashi Matsumoto,Pekka Kess,Miranda Mirosa,Wenting Xu,John Birch,Kayna Lloyd,Zhang Tianzhu,Liu Caixia,Zhangjie(siyar),Hou Qian,Yao Kaiqian,Tzong-Ru Lee,Chun-Yu Chien
Publisher : Vital Wellspring Education Pte. Ltd.
Release : 2018-06-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
▏Introduction Although the agricultural technology is developing rapidly nowadays, human impacts on the natural environment and global environmental change are still causing the pressing issues, such as food shortage, food safety or health care, which are critical to the human survival and sustainability and urgent for us to figure out the solutions. In 2016, Dr. Tzong-Ru (Jiun-Shen) Lee, the Professor of Marketing Department of Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, and Kuo-Chang Fu, the Chief Operating Officer of Vital Wellspring Education, Singapore, initiated, and Dr. Cheng-I Wei, the Director of International Programs, university of Maryland, USA, called, an international platform has been built for the knowledge exchanging between academicians, researchers, industry players and policymakers in the fields of agriculture, industrial management, food safety, biotechnology, and medical care. Through the sharing of agriculture-related problems and innovative solutions on the annual conference, we hope to spread the useful ideas and to generate the positive impacts on human life further. That is why we decide to publish this book. Through this book, you could gain the information of the international agricultural trend, challenges, and possible solutions. We hope this book will be helpful for you. ▏Foreword The annual International Agriculture Innovation Conference(IAIC) series started in October 2016 as an assembly platform for leading researchers, educators, and developers to present, discuss, and examine various challenging issues relating to agricultural production and innovation. In January 2018, the International Association for Agricultural Sustainability (IAAS) took IAIC under it swing with expectations that IAIC expands its influence by inviting more agriculture-related professionals to participate in conferences. I sincerely welcome you to join our conference and to share your idea son agriculture sustainability with us. First, I would like to thank the 2016 conference participants who successfully helped us create the IAIC. The IAIC 2016 would not have been successful without their support and cooperation. Next, especially appreciate the assistance and support from the IAIC 2016conference sponsors — Bethesda Scientific Corporation, Taiwan Organic Ville, Taiwan Lilac Women and Children Weldare Association, Sun-Rise Engineering Consultant Company, Ltd. and Sun Gertain. Last but not least, the keynote speakers of IAIC 2016. This book would not have been published without their efforts and contributions. In order to improve current agricultural circumstances and attain environmental sustainability, agriculture innovation has become the primary strategy nowadays toward achieving these goals. The concept of adapting agricultural innovation to every phase of agricultural production and management is the foundation for this book. This book collects information on various agricultural innovation ideas and technologies that have been applied or are being developed for agricultural operations and management indifferent countries. I believe this book will provide you with new and inspiring ideas about the future of agriculture development,and illustrate how innovations in methods and techniques influence agriculture production, environmental sustainability, and the quality of people’s lives around the world.（Dr. Cheng-I Wei, Chairman of IAAS） ▏Preface In 2016, scholars and experts as keynote speakers attended in “2016 International Agricultural Innovation Conference, IAIC” presented their researches. In order to share the research works with others, the scholars and experts publish the book “Agriculture Innovation”, and each chapter is described as following. Chapter1 describes agri-industries are challenged with the major task to produce enough food supplies to meet growing demands, and innovation is applied at every phase of agricultural operation, production, management, and marketing. Chapter 2 focuses on agriculture tourism and the types of agricultural tourism activities in Michigan. Chapter 3 describes the definitions associated with urban agriculture, the factor contributing to the recent growth of urban farming in the United States and in Detroit. Chapter 4 introduces the National Institute of Agro biological Sciences, NARO, Japan, mainly about the development of medical model pigs using cloning and genetic recombination technology. Chapter 5 focuses on the accomplishments of Japanese researchers in genomics-based breeding and genome engineering, both aiming to develop desire crops in providing sufficient food to the world population in the 21stcentury and beyond are introduced. Chapter 6 describes the Finnish innovation system, the Finnish food industry, and Nordic wild berries in Finland. Chapter 7 introduces the new way to operate in the Finnish wild berry business. Chapter 8 focuses on the state of food waste situations and innovation in New Zealand, the seven main concepts also the food chain are covered, food waste reduction initiatives being used in New Zealand along the supply chain, and specific case studies in reducing food waste in New Zealand. Chapter9 introduces traditional and smart packaging methods used in the food packaging industry, the trends that have directly influenced the packaging industry, the most common applications of smart packaging technologies, and the application and acceptance of smart packaging. Chapter 10 mentions current development situation of agriculture in mainland China and innovative development of agriculture in Chinese mainland. Chapter 11 focuses on innovative agricultural development mode pushes forward China’s agriculture modernization and gradually formed a unique development mode featured. Chapter12 introduces the government policies in developing agriculture in Taiwan with “The New Southbound Policy”, “Governmental ‘Five-Plus-Two’ Policy ”, Developing the characteristics of Taiwanese agriculture”, “One Town one product”, “the operations of agricultural organizations”, “cooperation of the industry, official university and research” to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and to build the agriculture technology advantages. Chapter 13 focuses on increasing the value of Taiwan’s agriculture and sustainable development, the government has pursued “agriculture 4.0”, “rural regeneration”, “innovations in the wholesale market, agriculture online, farmers’ market”, and “the stray birds project, and production”. The authors have expected their researches will make the contribution to the agricultural innovation all over the world. ▏Contents Foreword Preface Introduction of Authors About IAAS Chapter 01．Innovation in Agriculture during Challenging Times．Cheng-I Wei / Alfreda Wei Chapter 02．Agricultural Tourism in Michigan．Pamela Rae Becker Chapter 03．Urban Farming in Detroit．Pamela Rae Becker Chapter 04．New Aspects of Animal Science Research - Contribution to the Medical Field．Dai-ichiro Fuchimoto / Akio Takenaka Chapter 05．Recent Developments of Genomics-based Crop Breeding in Japan．Takashi Matsumoto / Akio Takenaka Chapter 06．Nordic Wild Berries – Superfood for Global Markets．Pekka Kess Chapter 07．Orchestrating International Wild Berry Based Business．Pekka Kess Chapter 08．Food Waste Innovation in New Zealand: Identifying Food