Biofertilizers and Microbial Pesticides Subsidy for Taiwan's Farmers

Biofertilizers and Microbial Pesticides Subsidy for Taiwan's Farmers

Published: 2019.01.25
Research Fellow
Agricultural Technology Research Institute, Taiwan R.O.C.

In September 2017, Taiwan government announced a 10-year policy target for reducing the amount of chemical pesticide applied over the fields by half, a series of subsidies for biological control agents is provided for the purpose of reducing the dependence on chemical pesticides. On May 25, 2018, the "environment-friendly agriculture materials subsidy" was announced to promote the usage of environmentfriendly plant protection materials.

The subsidies for biofertilizers and microbial pesticides specified for purchasing domestic licensed commercial products. In 2018, Taiwanese government budgeted NT$150 million for biofertilizers. From June 1, 2018, an additional NT$40 million of budget for microbial pesticides are added. Farmers could get a subsidy of 1/2 of the price that they purchased and a maximum subsidy of NT$5,000 per hectare. Taiwanese government will carry on the above-mentioned subsidy measures to farmers every year. (Note: NT$30 approximately equals US$1.)

The active ingredient of licensed commercial biofertilizers products in Taiwan:

  • Bacillus licheniformis
  • Bacillus safensis
  • Bacillus subtillis
  • Bacillus mycodies
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
  • Candida guilliermondii
  • Bacillus subtilis Y1336

The active ingredient of  licensed commercial microbial pesticides products in Taiwan:

  • Bacillus subtilis WG6-14
  • Bacillus subtilis Y1336
  • Streptomyces candidus of Y21007-2
  • Trichoderma viride R42
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens PMB01
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens BPD1
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens YCMA-1
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CL3
  • Bacillus mycoides AGB01
  • Trichoderma asperellum ICC 012
  • Trichoderma gamsii ICC 080
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Nuclear polyhedrosis virus
  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki ABTS-351
  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki E-911
  • Beauveria bassiana A1
  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai NB-200