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Asia-Pacific

Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Agriculture Integrated Development Project (Papua New Guinea)
Project Description: Although Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a great deal of land under cultivation, many fields are cultivated inefficiently. This project will assist the government of PNG to develop land, propagate vegetables and improve yields of grain, including via rice propagation and the introduction of improve rice-planting technologies.
Overall, this project will:
  1. Establish a rice seed propagation center and cultivate three cultivars: TCS10 over 10 hectares, TN67 over 0.2 hectares and TY3 over 0.2 hectares.
  2. Establish four extension seed farms — two each in two provinces.
  3. Organize training courses and farm tours.
  4. Provide assistance at Erap farm to plant and cultivate pumpkin, watermelon and maize; provide training to persons from correctional facilities to plant maize over 10 hectares at Erap farm.

Grain Yield Enhancement Project(Papua New Guinea)

Region: Asia-Pacific
Implementation Start Date: 2011/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
  1. Establish a rice seed propagation center; produce stock seed over 0.3 hectares and extension seed over 2.5 hectares for an estimated yield of 1.5 tons of stock seed and 13 tons of extension seed per season.
  2. Establish four extension seed farms — two each in two provinces, with fields at each farm covering 1 hectare, i.e. an anticipated production area of 4 hectares.
  3. Provide skills training to Department of Agriculture and Livestock personnel on planting and cultivating rice.
  4. Assist stakeholders at Erap farm to plant papaya, watermelon, sweet corn, sweet potato and pumpkin over plots totaling 5 hectares; provide training to persons from correctional facilities to plant and cultivate maize.
Executing Agency:
  1. Taiwan Technical Mission in Papua New Guinea
  2. Department of Agriculture and Livestock (Papua New Guinea)
Implementation Arrangement: Members of the Taiwan Technical Mission will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress:

To the end of June 2014, the following activities have been completed:

  1. Counselling the operation of Rice Seed Production Center, and totally producing 2,500 kg registered seeds and 20,000 kg certified seeds.
  2. Coordinating Rice Seed Production Center, counselling four areas to produce certified seeds, and totally planting 3 ha and harvesting 1 ha.
  3. Follow Two level rice seed reproduction system to supply quality rice seed, and totally distributing 3,600 kg seeds.
  4. Holding rice training class and field trip each one time. 
  5. Planting papaya, watermelon, pumpkin, sweet potato and sweet corn at Erap farm, and totally planting 9.7 ha and harvesting 5.25 ha.
  6. Training the people in CIS to plant Corn, and totally planting 6.5 ha and harvesting 4.0 ha.
  7. Land development, planning and design, and planting 3 ha.
Project Contact: Fang Tsai-chiu, Yang Cheng-nan, Su Chia-hsuan
Phone: 675-4751150
E-mail: tm.papuanewguinea@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits:
  1. Rice production is expected to yield 28 tons (US$22,400) per year.
  2. New farmers joining the project will plant rice over approximately 75 hectares of rice per year, yielding 90 tons (US$180,000) of white rice; rice planted by senior farmers over 225 hectares is expected to yield 135 tons (US$270,000) of white rice per year.
  3. The extension seed farm is expected to yield 1 ton (US$4,000) over 1 hectare.
  4. In 2012, cash crops planted over 2 hectares are expected to yield a value of US$35,200.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Papua New Guinea
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Papua New Guinea
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2013/11/25
  • Date Updated:2014/8/7