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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Agricultural Product Processing Project (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Project Description:

This project will produce and market a consistent supply of processed products so that the operations of the Agro-processing Centre can become self-sustainable.
Overall, this project will:

  1. Provide support so that the Agro-processing Centre can become self-sustainable.
  2. Transfer the project to the Ministry of Agriculture.
  3. Build capacity among stakeholders due to take over the project.
  4. Organize exhibitions.
    Agricultural Product Processing Project (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Implementation Start Date: 2010/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2013/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project Objectives:

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Assist in the development and production of four branded products derived from local materials, to support self-sufficiency and sustainable development.
  2. Cooperate with the Ministry of Education to hold four youth vocational education and training courses; provide surplus agricultural produce to the ministry for use in school lunches, thereby providing students with a nutritionally balanced diet.
  3. Promote sustainable agricultural management by assisting local farmers’ cooperatives to produce branded products and reduce imports of processed agricultural products.
  4. Develop four tourist souvenirs and help to promote agricultural tourism.
  5. Provide assistance to international organizations working on related agricultural product processing projects, thereby enhancing Taiwan’s image in terms of international cooperation.
  6. Establish a consolidation center and organize production and marketing groups to promote the operation of a production and marking chain.
Executing Agency:
  1. Taiwan Technical Mission in St. Kitts and Nevis
  2. Ministry of Agriculture (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Implementation Arrangement: Members of the Taiwan Technical Mission will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress:

To the end of March 2013, the following activities have been completed:

  1. Followed the program to transfer the rest project documentation. Trained the staff to take over Agro-processing Center with basic skills and project management ability in St. Kitts.
  2. Oversaw the sustainable operation of the Agro-processing Centre, with total sales of US$35,569.56.
  3. Developed two kinds of agricultural souvenirs, including a Caribbean-style jam, to promote agricultural tourism; established standard operating procedures for the production of four different juices.
  4. Participated in agriculture exhibitions in St. Kitts and Nevis and attended Caribbean Food Crop Society's Conference & Exhibition to promote the achievements of the project.
Project Contact: Tseng Chao-hung, Wang Hui-tsung
Phone: 1-869-4652372
E-mail: tm.saintkitts.nevis@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits:

  1. The project will develop and produce 15 kinds of branded products so that the operations of the Agro-processing Centre become self-sustainable, raising revenues to US$56,543.

  2. Assisting youths through food processing-related vocational training courses and providing processed products to the school lunch center will provide students with a nutritionally balanced diet.

  3. The project will assist three farmers’ cooperatives to produce six kinds of branded products.

  4. The project will develop and produce two kinds of tourist souvenirs.

  5. The project will involve participation in related agricultural product processing projects with two other international organizations, CARDI and IICA.

  6. The project will ultimately be transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture so that the Agro-processing Centre can serve as an education and product processing center.

  7. Build capacity to four stakeholders due to take over the project.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: St. Kitts and Nevis
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2012/4/11
  • Date Updated:2013/7/31