This year's campaign on weed management on non-agricultural land was carried out through 9 promotional activities and 1 promotional advertisement to promote public understanding of weed management on non-agricultural land and the harmful effects of herbicides on human beings and the environment, as well as to inform the participants of the various environmentally friendly weed control methods to avoid the use of herbicides.
Due to the impact of the epidemic, most communities, schools and natural villages were not willing to participate in the campaign. The total number of participants was about 285. The main themes of the campaign included the proper management of weeds in non-agricultural environments, the harmful effects of herbicides on human health, the reusability of weeds, and the replacement of herbicides by mechanical and manual weeding. The presentation was complemented by a question-and-answer session, which allowed the public to gain a deeper understanding of the content of the presentation and to provide immediate feedback to the Council. After participating in the campaign, the public will have a better understanding of the common types of weeds in their local area and the important points to note when weeding, as well as the environmentally friendly and safe weeding methods to reduce the use of herbicides.
One advertisement was placed in the Kinmen Daily News, with the theme of weed management on non-agricultural land (mechanical weeding, manual weeding and animal weeding), covering households, communities, elderly activity centres, the national army, Taiwan, mainland China and foreign Kinmen hotels in the Kinmen region, in order to effectively raise public knowledge of weed management on non-agricultural land.