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7月份對話新訊息:「臺灣農業大未來」The Future of Taiwan's Agriculture

朝邦基金會有幸受邀引導農委會有始以來的共識營。 一百位主管,包括主委,副主委, 兩天兩夜全程參與, 開啟對 台灣農業的大未來 的對話。

這個共識營能夠順利達成客戶預期結果, 成功因素為:
  1. 主委有魄力及遠見,相信擴大參與及對話在決策過程中的重要性
  2. 引導師與承辦單位(企劃處)密切的溝通,創造合作關係
  3. 參與者有熱情與有使命感,(4)專業的引導師團隊。
本月對話新訊息轉載 農政與農情277期 農委會共識營

臺灣農業大未來

農委會政策願景共識營活動紀要

企劃處 陳昌岑、傅子煜

緣起

面對全球化帶來新的挑戰,區域貿易整合、電子商務國際化、綠色環保風、新興經濟體崛起、資源效率再提升及跨領域科技整合等國際趨勢,農業部門必須有創新思維,同時為因應國家發展委員會編擬106-109年「國家發展計畫」,各部會需提出跨部門別的重要發展議題,以利引導各議題對應之預算分配及整體施政綜效之達成,爰本會需洞察國內外發展趨勢,廣納農業未來面臨之關鍵議題,並提出因應策略與行動計畫,俾據以引導本會106年至109年施政計畫及預算編列。為此,農委會首次於本(104)年4月17日至19日辦理農業政策願景共識營,期透過參與者腦力激盪,勾勒農業施政重要發展方向。

進行方式

為廣納本會內部多元觀點及意見,本次參與人員除本會陳主任委員、3位副主任委員、主任秘書及各單位/機關的一級主管外,另由各單位舉薦55歲以下具發想性及創造性,且對單位/機關使命及願景有一定掌握之同仁,合計近百人參加。為消弭參加者彼此間的隔閣與距離,要求大家自取稱呼,我們可愛的陳保基主任委員以Porky自稱。4月17日晚上為活絡氣氛,透過具創意且輕鬆的活動方式,如「棉花糖」、「認識另一面你」等活動,讓平常僅有公務互動的同仁培養默契與團隊意識;由於同仁平常忙於公務,少有時間運動,貼心的陳主任委員於活動規劃之初,即要求安排可以讓同仁活動筋骨及放鬆放空的時段,為此,在選擇舉辦地點便費盡心思,最後選定緊臨翡翠水庫的台電訓練所辦理。另鑒於臺灣高齡人口快速增加已成趨勢,因此也邀請臺灣大學社會學系薛承泰教授講授「臺灣人口大震盪」,讓同仁於思索或推動未來農業施政作為時,需將人口老化的議題納入考量,並安排2則TED talk-李鴻源教授的如何因應氣候變遷與鍾瑩瑩小姐的三分之一的人生,引導聯想與反思農業的大未來。

共識營活動於4月18日上午正式起跑,在朝邦文教基金會3位引導師的協助下,由環境掃瞄開始,帶領同仁藉由過去20年間發生的事件,洞察出2025年農業的發展趨勢。接下來則是採用開放空間(Open Space)會議方式,由參與者依其責任與熱情,討論農業在臺灣未來發展扮演的角色及我們能為臺灣農業的貢獻,提議者可自行提出或選擇預先準備的議題,其他參與者則採雙腳法則,自由選擇有興趣的議題加入討論,並可像蜜蜂般遊走參與各個議題,經過2回合共3.5小時的熱烈討論後,共產出包括「繪出臺灣農業藍圖」、「未來20年後農業三生何者優先」、「如何與農民對話」等26個議題,甚至還有同仁提出「如何扮演1日(半年)農委員主委」的議題討論。

4月19日上午則以團隊共創方式分3組討論「2025年臺灣農業的理想景像」後,以共識決議方式選定2025年臺灣農業的主要願景為「臺灣農濃其實是幸福島」、並以「臺灣農產品安全及品質金字招牌」、「農民與企業成為好夥伴」、「熱帶及亞熱帶智慧農業創新中心」、「豐富多元的農村文化及生態」以及「農業成為最具魅力的行業」為其主要支柱(詳附件1);接下來則由同仁依農村發展、科技研發、產業發展及環境永續等4面向,採多小組談論同一面向方式進行施政策略之討論,勾勒出邁向 2025年臺灣農業施政策略,如產業發展面向為「建構農產品生產與管理一元化,以供應消費者安全、安心之食品」,農村發展面向則有「加值應用農業創新技術及資通訊科技,發展六級化產業,提升繁榮農村經濟」,科技研發面向則為「強化安全資材開發,加速生物製劑商品化,提升農產品安全」,環境永續面向是為「強化天然災害預警系統,建立大規模防災機制,降低災損」等2025年農業施政策略(詳附件2)。

結語

本次活動為本會第1次舉辦大型的農業政策願景共識營,透過相互廣泛而深入的對話與討論,讓同仁可以彼此交換意見與想法,許多沉潛於心中的創意與經驗,在激盪中獲致豐富的結論,相信不同領域專長的同仁在彼此的腦力激盪下,必定留下深深淺淺的印記,然後回到各自的單位/機關發揮影響力。

陳主任委員在最後心得分享提到農委會的業務包山包海,同仁平常難得有機會可以有較長的時間在一起討論,趁這個活動,得到同仁心裡的想法並凝聚共識,覺得效果很好,鼓勵本會所屬各機關自行辦理共識營;受限於時間,本次活動僅能討論到願景及施政策略,來不及提出行動方案,而農業的未來將由年輕人接棒,所以本會也將辦理第2次共識營,由年輕的同仁接棒繼續討論與描繪臺灣農業的施政作為。陳主任委員並期勉同仁,由於人類的思考範疇會先排除未知,但是施政的規劃一定要將未知優先納入,以建構未來的施政作為,共同達成願景。

The CP Yen Foundation ​was honored to be invited to facilitate the Council of Agriculture (COA)'s retreat this year.  Participants included 100 COA executives, including the ​Minister and ​Deputy minister.  For two days and nights the retreat participants dialogued on the "Future of Taiwan's Agriculture".

The retreat successfully created the outcomes the sponsors had aspired for:

  1. ​The sponsors were visionary and believed the importance of participatory decision needed in such a complex issue.
  2. The facilitators and retreat organizer (the Planning Department) communicated closely and created a cooperative relationship
  3. Participants were passionate and mission driven
  4. A professional facilitation team came together to make it happen

This month's dialogue newsletter shares the Council of Agriculture's retreat report.

The Future of Taiwan's Agriculture:

Notes from the Council of Agriculture's vision and consensus building retreat

By Karen Chen (陳昌岑) and Tzu-Yu Richard Fu (傅子煜),
Department of Planning, the Council of Agriculture,
Executive Yuan

 

Origin  

To respond appropriately to emerging challenges brought by globalization and regional trade integration as well as to take advantage of the rise of new economies shaped by international trends in international digital commerce, environmentalism, cross-sector integration in science and technology, Taiwan’s agricultural sector must have innovative thinking. Consequently the National Development Council ​called upon each ministry to bring to the fore other important cross-sector issues to guide the budgetary and governance elements of these issues as part of a national development plan for 2017-2020.  

The national development plan requires executive insight into domestic and international trends to address key issues for the future of agriculture, to develop strategies and action plans and to serve the Council’s policy planning and budgeting for 2017-2020.  

To meet these needs, the Council of Agriculture held for the first time, on April 17-19, 2015, an agricultural policy visioning and consensus building retreat.  The organisers expected that through the participants’ brainstorming we could produce an outline of the developmental direction for Taiwan’s agricultural 
policy.

Approach


To generate creative thinking across the Council and its departments to operationalize our mission and vision, we intentionally invited people with a variety of perspectives and opinions.  In total 100 people participated in the retreat, including Minister Chen, three Deputy Misters, the Secretary General, the Director and their deputies of various departments and agencies of the Council, and selected people aged under fifty-five with comprehensive understanding of the Council’s mission and visions .

The evening activities on April 17 generated a vibrant, creative and relaxed atmosphere.  To bring participants closer together, we began by asking everyone to choose a nickname for themselves, for which Chairman Chen chose, to our amusement, the name Porky!  We played games such as “Marshmallow game”, understanding the other side of you” and others to shift the way colleagues habitually interact with one another and to build a sense of team spirit.  Because usually our work days are busy with official business and meetings we generally have little time for exercise, so in this retreat program Chairman Chen requested physical exercises that would help us relax.  To create this special atmosphere we spent a good deal of time selecting an appropriate venue, and ultimately chose the Taipower Training Center near Feisui Dam.

Recognizing the reality of Taiwan’s rapidly aging population, we invited National Taiwan University’s, Department of Sociology, Professor Chengtai Hsueh (薛承泰) to deliver a seminar about “Taiwan’s population big bang” to enable retreat participants to reflect on the future of agriculture as Taiwan’s population ages.  We showed two TED video clips: (1)  Professor Hong-Yuan Lee (李鴻源) on how we can respond to the reality of climate change, and (2)  Ms. Ying Ying Chung (鍾瑩瑩) on her "1/3 of my life" ​to start a reflective process on the future of agriculture.  

The retreat officially began on the morning of April 18 with the assistance of CP Yen Foundation’s three facilitators.  We began by doing an activity reviewing our industry’s environmental context by taking colleagues through the past twenty years and drawing out insights about trends in agriculture up to year 2025.

Next, we entered into an Open Space meeting, where participants followed their own sense of responsibility and passion into discussions about the role agriculture plays in Taiwan’s future development and what we can each contribute to Taiwan’s agriculture.  Topic proposers could raise new issues for discussion or choose prepared topics, other participants were invited to use the Law of Two Feet to join any topic of their choosing or one could play the role of a bumblebee traveling between topics cross-pollinating ideas.  Over two rounds and three and half hours of impassioned discussion, twenty-six topics were raised, which included: “drawing a blueprint for Taiwan’s agriculture”, “superior agriculture over the next twenty years”,  “how to dialogue with farmers” and “how to play the role of Minister of the Council for one day or six months.” ​ ​ 

​​April 19 morning was focused on building consensus for our visions. Participants were​ divided into three groups to discuss the theme “Envisioning Taiwan’s Ideal ​ Agricultural in 2025”.  We decided by consensus that our 2025 vision for Taiwan’s agriculture includes:

  • “Taiwan is an agriculturally ​blessed island”
  • “Taiwan’s agricultural products have the highest standards of safety and quality”
  • “Farmers and businesses become good partners”
  • “Taiwan becomes a center for wisdom and innovation in tropical and  subtropical agriculture"
  • "Taiwan has a rich and diverse rural culture and ecology”
  • “Agriculture becomes the most attractive industry in Taiwan”

Afterwards, the participants divided into four groups each discussing a different dimension of the agricultural industry: rural development, science and technology research, industrial development and sustainable environment.  Strategies for achieving the group’s 2025 Taiwan agricultural policy were also outlined by the groups.  Strategies proposed relate to the development of:

  • Industry: “integrative management of agricultural production, to supply consumer safe and convenient food products”
  • Agriculture:“adding value through applied agricultural technologies and communications, developing the “Level Six”  industry integrating primary, secondary and the third industries , and enhancing the prosperity of the rural economy”
  • Research:“strengthening the development of material inputs for biosafety, accelerating the commercialization of biological agents, and increasing safety of agricultural product consequently”
  • Environmental sustainability: “strengthening natural disaster warning systems, establishing large-scale disaster prevention mechanisms, and reducing disaster losses”;

as well as other proposal as part of the 2025 strategic agricultural policy (detailed in Annex 2).

 

Epilogue

This is the first large scale agricultural policy visioning and consensus building retreat for this Council.  Through both broad and deep dialogue with colleagues we were able to exchange our opinions, thoughts, creativity and experience which inspired rich results.  We believe that when colleagues with expertise from different sectors brainstorm together a deep impression is made on each of us that will enable us to influence our own departments with the inspiration and ideas from this retreat.

At the reflective sharing at the program's end Minister Chen mentioned that the Council of Agriculture’s tasks are big, and we colleagues rarely have such an opportunity to talk together over a long period of time to learn what we think and to build consensus, but the results are good and he encourages each agency of the Council to have a consensus building retreat of their own as well.  Due to limited time we could only discuss the vision and policy strategies, and were unable to do action planning.  The Council’s future is in the hands of the next generation, so we will hold a second retreat for the younger colleagues to continue discussing and shaping Taiwan’s agricultural policy.  Minister Chen inspired the colleagues that our planning will build Taiwan’s future agricultural policies and together will realize our vision, as long as we can bear the attitude to open our mind to the unknown.

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