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104年「文采飛揚」訓後成果徵文比賽投稿專區(活動已結束) → 【指定主題區】英文寫作(English Writing)(英文類作品)【不限英語課程參訓學員】

Tainan Good Rice Festival (TGRF) ─ Painted paddy 2015-05-30 23:18:31
After English seed course, I want to use English to introduce Houbi District, Tainan City.

Houbi District is located far north of Tainan, south of Chiayi County, south of Sinying and Dongshan District, east of Baihe District, west of Yanshuei. In Houbi District, there is 4,800 ha farmland and 3,600 ha of rice. Benefited from Hatta Yoichi who constructed the chianan irrigation, and the chianan irrigation providing plenty of water resources , and the Chianan plain retain fertile alluvial soils , Houbi District produced by the good quality rice regardless of appearance , palatability and eating quality are among the top grade of good quality rice . So year after year we are the national competition Ever Victorious Army. Also indirectly declared the western Taiwan, the production of good quality rice definitely not lost the eastern part of the “Chihshang Rice”.

In today, agriculture industry is necessary, but the relative weakness of industry. Many humanities and lifestyle old agricultural era is disappearing; the emotional connection between people has become increasingly weak. Rice in the Oriental diet is an important and indispensable ingredient. Rice is the living memory of the common people in Taiwan; it is the spiritual representative of local culture. We'll rice culture with "intangible cultural assets" level to protect and promote. We use the soft power of culture, the arts and creative industries, in collaboration with various tourist attractions, local characteristics, so those industries, culture, travel and tourism to integration, and to find new opportunities for agricultural culture. We are hoping to promote local construction and revive the rural economy.

In 2004, a documentary movie about Government agricultural policy has called "wu mi ler" , and surprisingly let everyone know where is Houbi District. In the moive,the lead of Queenbing Uncle is a farmer, he plant rice very hard, and he is the 2005 National Grain Quality Contest championship. Although plant rice need to depend on the weather, whether it is drought, typhoons or heavy rains cause yield reduction or affect harvest. He is still optimistic about facing life,and plant champion rice. His main crops are planted Tainong 71, and it eating up the taste with a touch of taro flavor. Tainong 71 itself appearance, the quality and yield rate are better than others. Gradually people like its taro flavor and taste, and now many farmers have also followed Queenbing Uncle footsteps to plante Tainong 71. Tainong 71 is with high value, farmers can improve their lives, and driven by social and economic recovery

Everyone in Houbi District, in the spirit of "wu mi ler", relax mood, serious intentions to do their job well, continue to accept new knowledge, new practices, and new technology. However they alway praying to " u mi ler " and in bumper harvest. In Houbi District we always to promotion of organic good rice and wish more step forward.
In Houbi District, some people follow of our ancestors wisdom of ancient traditions farming, stocking the duck farm. Ducks frolic, pecking paddy fields snails, so pests do not exist, and suppress weed growth. Duck droppings will become natural paddy fertilizer. Ecological cycle, the high-quality agricultural product has been call rice - duck natural symbiosis.

2014, we cooperate with the Tainan City Government and held an activity " Tainan Good Rice Festival (TGRF) ─ Painted paddy" . We use four different colors of paddy rice and create a pattern. This is a huge pattern of 1.4 hectares of paddy painting, which contains the green, white, yellow and purple paddy rice and all kind of paddy produced rice we can eat. In 2014, the huge pattern subject is "seen in Tainan ". We hope the tourists who come to southern Taiwan not only see the beauty scenery but also insight into the quiet and comfortable rural life. We another appeal subject is eating fresh agricultural product education. In recent years, in the market many of the agricultural products are not only the import mixing with local product but also pesticide residues in excess. We want to educate consumers on the correct diet habit, and how to eat healthy, eat nutritious. And thus enhance the rural economy. Taiwan's rural economic development is not only the work of government departments, but also need product producers conscience, and the right consumer attitudes.

As a civil servant,how to help these farmers promote their produce. Increase production and Reducing disaster losses is the most important mission. We put rice into rice cakes, rice breads and rice noodles. We will the lunch plant transform as Good Food Story House, a sightseeing factory. In this year,we held marketing activities in the Great Far Eastern Department Store in tainan,and combine Citizen Card. When Tainan citizens use Citizen Card to buy productions in the activities can related discounts. When you come in Houbi District, you can Sightseeing and buy some local productions.