Taiwanese coffee has increased in both import and export trade volume and planting area . In 2018, the five counties with the highest coffee production in Taiwan were Taitung, Pingtung, Nantou , Chiayi, and Kaohsiung . However, in terms of international coffee market, specialty coffee’price is higher than general business coffee . In Taiwan, due to the annual production amount is quite limited and coffee farm is small, specialty coffee market is a better choice. Since 2012, Taiwan has held the "Taiwan-made specialty coffee’s competition”. If we compare the winning areas, we can find that there are not all the counties has high output . Chiayi county received the most awards. It can be seen that the important knowledge which to make coffee’s flavor and value is not only needs to be planted, but also the processing method of green bean . Taiwanese coffee, as an new crop for farmer, has expanded its planting area every year . However, there is no such thing as “knowledge-technology” in the experience of farmers. Is there a spatial relationship in the process of diffusion ? How do farmers adapt their original life and new knowledge? In an attempt to explore the spatial diffusion and local adaptation process of coffee production knowledge-technology, this study takes the perspective of STS as a approach to understand the arenas of regulation, actor-networks theory and spaces how to restructure the spatial relationship in rural areas. Taking altitude as a spatial attribute, we hope to contribute a spatial aspect to Taiwan's coffee research through higher and lower altitude coffee production knowledge-technology spatial diffusion and local adaptation.
|Effective start/end date
|2020/08/01 → 2021/07/31
- Spatial diffusion
- local adaptation
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