The Station is one of the seven agricultural research and extension stations in Taiwan. Its service area covers Kao-Ping Area (Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County) and Penghu County. According to the Agricultural Statistics Yearbook 2012, the cultivated acreage in Kao-Ping Area was about 124,000 hectares or 15.5% of the total cultivated land in Taiwan; the numbers of farm families and farmers were 133,000 and 506,000, which respectively accounted for 17.1% and 17.2% of the total farm families and farmers in Taiwan.
The climate of Kao-Ping and Penghu Area is hot and humid in summer and dry in winter. The annual average temperature is 20.4~29.6 oC. High temperature often occurs between June and September. During this period, its average temperature is 29oC. The annual accumulation rainfall is approximately 2,200 mm. The rainy season begins from May to September and t he dry season follows from October to April.
Service area of Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station