Taiwan’s food self-sufficiency has significantly decreased and remains highly susceptible to global food crises. It is heavily dependent on the importation of food as the national production of grains remains low, there is a growing preference for meat, and farmers are unable to compete against imports due to higher production costs.
Areas for Improvement
There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in Taiwan:
- Taiwan performs best in the Environmental rubric, therefore efforts to improve food security in Taiwan should focus on this advantage
- Taiwan’s relatively low natural disaster risk and low inflation are favorable for further developing its domestic agriculture sector and reducing its dependency on importation for certain goods, such as grains and meat