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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Feed Production Project (Paraguay)
Project Description:

Animal husbandry is one of the main industries in Paraguay, involving not only large-scale breeders, but also many small- and medium-scale breeders. As such, demand for animal feed within Paraguay is substantial. Currently, Paraguay has 15 private feed production facilities producing feed for a range of animals, including livestock, fish and poultry. Due to the fact that feed prices are relatively high and of limited availability, only the demands of large-scale breeders are met, which has led to the reduced availability of reasonably priced feed for small- and medium-scale breeders. These smaller-scale breeders are thus only able to use unprocessed crops and low-grade material for feeding their animals, which causes their production quality to suffer and creates a vicious cycle. The Paraguayan government has subsequently requested the TaiwanICDF’s assistance in providing the National University of Asuncion with the capacity to produce animal feed, so that reasonably priced feed can be sold to small-scale breeders and improve such farmers’ livelihoods.

Overall, this project will:

  1. Assist the Paraguayan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in constructing a feed factory with a production capacity of 3 tons/hour, to be located at the National Asunción University. The factory will produce inexpensive feed, as well as act as a base for further research and development.
  2. Increase the National Asunción University’s feed formula research and development capacity, primarily focusing on poultry and porcine feeds, and improving the nutrition, quality and production costs of such feeds over time.
  3. Provide training for Paraguayan personnel from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, establishing the capacity to manage and operate feed production factories.
  4. Cooperate on promotion work with personnel from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s experimental farms and those at the experimental farm at the National Asunción University’s School of Veterinary Sciences; assist small- and medium-scale breeders in acquiring inexpensive feed, increasing feed production and revenue.

Region: South America
Implementation Start Date: 2013/4/1
Implementation End Date: 2015/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project Objectives: Establish a feed factory that can produce 3 tons of feed per hour in order to produce feed for hogs and chickens, and improve the quality and nutritional content of such feed while also reducing production costs. This project will also provide assistance to small- and medium-sized farmers and livestock farms affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s training schools and the university to obtain feeds at a reasonable price, raising production capacity and increasing their incomes.
Executing Agency:
  1. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Paraguay)
  2. School of Veterinary Sciences, National Asunción University, (Paraguay)
  3. TaiwanICDF 
Implementation Arrangement: The TaiwanICDF will dispatch a project manager and specialists to assist the partner country to implement the project.
Current Progress:

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

In 2013:
 
1.Completed preparatory work such as the opening of project accounts and the installation of an office phone line, internet connection, electricity and water supplies.

2.Completed construction site preparation such as land measurements, surface clearing and a geological survey.

3.Completed documentation such as the factory blueprints and bidding regulations, and carried out an open bid for the construction project.

4.Consulted with related agencies and collected data regarding animal feed and raw materials in Paraguay.

5.Hosted an educational seminar and an on-site visit for supporting personnel.
 
In 2014:

1.Initiated and completed the bid and signed a contract for the feed production factory construction project.

2.Construction of the feed production factory has been under way, and is expected to be completed at the end of September.

3.Gathered material on purchasing feed production machinery and prepared documentation relating to associated procurement activities.

4.Requested and translated into Spanish feed production educational materials provided by Taiwanese specialists. These will be used for the training of Paraguayan personnel and will raise capacity to manage and operate the factory.

Project Contact: Lee Chuen-fang
Phone: 595-985333440
E-mail: c.f.lee@icdg.org.tw
Approval Date: 2013/3/8
Projected Benefits:

A project manager dispatched by TaiwanICDF will be in charge of coordination and planning work.

A team assembled by the National Asunción University will be responsible for project implementation.

In terms of project benefits, it is anticipated that th project will:

  1. Establish a factory that can produce 3 tons of feeds per hour and sell 20 tons of hog and chicken feeds per working day.
  2. Assist the National Asunción University in developing three hog feed formulas and four chicken feed formulas.
  3. Provide consultancy services to 20 small-size hog farms.
  4. Enhance partners’ operational management capacity and strengthen capacity building.
Cooperating Stakeholders: Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Republic of Paraguay)
Mission: Other (Projects)
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: South America, Paraguay
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2014/2/13
  • Date Updated:2014/8/7