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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Aquaculture Project (Haiti)
Project Description: This Aquaculture Project, established by the TaiwanICDF and Food For The Poor (FFP) in November 2009, aims to help Haitian authorities to develop an aquaculture industry and provide a source of dietary protein for local Haitians.

Overall, this project will:

  1. Provide assistance to establish and operate a demonstration fish farm, and provide fish farmers with fry and feed.
  2. Provide a source of fresh, cheap fish and improve Haitians’ nutritional intake through aquaculture-related technical training.
  3. Transfer the project to local stakeholders.

Aquaculture Project (Haiti)

Implementation Start Date: 2010/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2012/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Food For The Poor (FFP)
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
  1. Cooperate with FFP to establish a demonstration center; transfer aquaculture techniques on to farmers’ organizations and assist farmers to resolve any problems encountered while raising their stocks as necessary.
  2. Provide guidance to eight farmers’ associations.
  3. Produce 24,000 tilapia fry per year by overseeing operations at the demonstration center.
  4. Capacity building: Conduct training courses to develop the know-how of one member of FFP and three participating technicians.
  5. Complete project handover activities.

Executing Agency:
  1. Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Haiti
  2. Food For The Poor (FFP)

Implementation Arrangement: Members of the Taiwan Technical Mission will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress:

To the end of September 2012, the following activities have been completed:

1.Provided assistance to 3 farmers’ organizations at breeding ponds; cultivated and bred 6,850 fry.

2.Provided cage aquaculture-related assistance to farmers; assisted 3 farmers’ organizations to cultivate 48,396 cage-bred fry.

3.Provided farmers’ organizations with 56,545 fry and organized 1 workshops for the benefit of an accumulated total of 32 persons.

4.Worked with participants of the TaiwanICDF’s 2011 Workshop on Tilapia Culture and provided them with sufficient technical skills to operate breeding pools independently.

5.Conducted project handover activities.

Project Contact: Hsiang Shui-sung, Yen Ta-fong
Phone: 509-28131356
E-mail: tm.haiti@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: The project has increased aquaculture production in Haiti by 20 percent and increased sources of dietary protein in rural areas. The value of output to date has been US$250,000.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Haiti
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Haiti
Cooperating Organization: Food for the Poor (FFP)
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2010/12/31
  • Date Updated:2012/11/16