Fire ant control and strategy workshop (February 2020)
Professor Huang (Taiwan University), who is conducting joint research with the Okinawa Environmental Research Support Section (OIST), hosted a Workshop on Fire Ant Control and Strategy which provided an opportunity for Taiwan-based experts to discuss fire ant control strategies. Yoshi and Masako were invited from our section, and Yoshi introduced our RIFA countermeasure efforts in Okinawa.
Although the workshop had to be conducted online due to COVID-19, we were able to have a meaningful discussion about future strategies and served to strengthen the cooperation between Taiwan and Okinawa. We will continue to develop this collaborative research in the coming years.