AFA accepts Taiwan Dairy Farmers’ Association as new member

The Taiwan Dairy Farmers’ Association (TDFA) became the newest member of AFA after the Execom decided to accept its application during the 19th AFA Execom Meeting held at the Partnership Center in Quezon City, Philippines last June 15, 2007.

Mr. Tsung-Chi Huang (Charles), Secretary General of TDFA, attended was invited to the Execom meeting for the formal acceptance of the association’s membership application.

AFA met TDFA for the first time in November 2006 during the former’s regional event in Vietnam and then again in Taiwan last May 2007 during an AsiaDHRRA event. In both occasions, TDFA expressed its interest to join AFA as a regular member.
TDFA submitted its formal application and profile last May 31, 2007.

As stated in AFA’s constitution and bylaws, the Execom can approve a membership application and submit it to the General Assembly, which will be held in February 2008.

TDFA’s membership is expected to help strengthen AFA as a regional farmers’ organization.

TDFA brings with it important technologies and experiences in the dairy industry, which other farmers in Southeast Asia can learn from.

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