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TaiwanICDF Releases Short Film, “Saving the Citrus”

TaiwanICDF Releases Short Film, “Saving the Citrus”

July sees the TaiwanICDF release a new short film focusing on its Strengthening the Control of Huanglongbing (HLB) and the Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Citrus Project.

The production, “Saving the Citrus,” is available to view on YouTube(click link). It is hoped that the video format will provide viewers with a more relaxed and interesting way to understand the importance and implementation of this TaiwanICDF project. As well as addressing the current problems facing the citrus industry in Central America, the film also recounts the personal experience of Santiago Huang, the TaiwanICDF’s El Salvador-based project manager, who describes how Taiwan’s experience is assisting countries in Central America to confront the plague of Huanglongbing.

The TaiwanICDF and the International Regional Organisation for Plant and Animal Health (OIRSA) began to cooperate on the implementation of this five-year project in 2012, with the objective of assisting in enhancing the Huanglongbing prevention and control capabilities of the project’s Central American partner countries, and thus ensuring the development of such countries’ citrus industries.

Implementing this project throughout seven Central American countries has proved significant for the TaiwanICDF, and represents a breakthrough. As such, the organization hopes that a film format will make it easier for viewers to understand how it has utilized Taiwan’s experience and advantages in assisting citrus producers in Central American countries to fight Huanglongbing, and expanded cooperation with international organizations.

As well as introducing the current situation regarding Huanglongbing in Central America, the film shows how project manager Santiago Huang has integrated the strength of Taiwanese experts, who have assisted the project at a technical level. Elsewhere, interviews with OIRSA’s executive director, and with local recipients who have received training in detecting Huanglongbing, present the project’s stakeholders through their own experiences, providing viewers with a more profound understanding of the initiative.

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  • Date:2015/7/24