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Project Name: Pig rearing Project (Kiribati)
Project Description: Pigs fulfill a significant role in traditional Kiribati social and festive functions such as births, marriages and deaths, making pig production significant in Kiribati. However, the productivity (growth rate and reproductive performance) of Kiribati’s purebred pigs are not optimal, resulting in low pig production. The Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) in Kiribati has successfully crossbred pigs whose quality and productivity surpass those of the local purebred animals. Therefore, the government of Kiribati has requested Taiwan’s assistance in improving the quality and quantity of the pig breed and increasing the production of crossbred pigs in Kiribati. It is estimated that the four-year project will produce more than 2,000 piglets.

Currently Kiribati lacks data on the demand and supply, production, and sales of the pig breeding field. The project will conduct related surveys in order to collect comprehensive data on the pig breeding field in Kiribati. Furthermore, the project will introduce pig reproduction and breeding techniques, and aim to promote and enhance these skills in Tarawa and the three outer islands Abemama, Abaiang and Butaritari. As well, the project will provide planned clinical veterinary services in order to gradually increase local pork production in Kiribati.

Specific project work components will include:

(1) enhancing pig reproduction and breeding skills;

(2) elevating pork production management skills; and

(3) conducting surveys on the pig breeding field in Kiribati.

Implementation Start Date: 2016/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2019/12/31
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:

1. Produce 2,000 piglets to improve the productivity of the breed.

2. Work with 520 extension farmers to rear 1,440 pigs.

3. Renovate three pig rearing stations in the outer islands Abemama, Abaiang and Butaritari.

4. Provide training for four MELAD personnel to build up capacity in professional pig rearing skills.

5. Conduct 66 rounds of clinical veterinary services and 17 training workshops on pig breeding.

6. Produce one manual on clinical veterinary services and one manual on pig breeding skills.

7. Complete reports on “Cost effectiveness analysis of pig reproduction and breeding and pork production in Kiribati ”, “Demand, supply, production and sales of pigs in Tarawa and outer islands markets of Kiribati”, “Pig rearing and related economic activities of extension farmers in Kiribati” and “Conditions of pig reproduction and breeding of Kiribati cooperating agencies.”

Executing Agency: 1.Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Kiribati
2.Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (Republic of Kiribati)
Current Progress: To the end of June 2019, the following activities have been completed:
1.Produced 1,415 piglets includes outer islands’ stations 285 piglets.
2.Extended 110 boars and sows to the Agriculture and Livestock Division.
3.Worked with 167 extension farmers to rear 589 piglets.
4.Assisted the pig farm of the Agriculture and Livestock Division in producing and extending 425 piglets to 214 extension farmers.
5.Completed three (3) Pig reproduction station in Abemama Island, Abaiang Island and Butaritari Island respectively.
6.Completed 15 workshops for 403 pig farmers in pig production.
7.Conducted 58 rounds of veterinary services to assist 410 farmers.
8.Provided training for thirty five (35) MELAD personnel to build up capacity in professional pig rearing skills.
9.Completed a manual of clinical veterinary services and a manual of pig breeding skills.
10.Completed Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 reports of “Cost effectiveness analysis of pig reproduction and breeding and pork production in Kiribati ”, “Demand, supply, production and sales of pigs in Tarawa and outer islands markets of Kiribati”, “Pig rearing and related economic activities of extension farmers in Kiribati” and “Conditions of pig reproduction and breeding of Kiribati cooperating agencies.” Respectively.
Project Contact: Wang,Tsan-Ping
Phone: 886-2-2873-2323 Ext.212
E-mail: t.p.wang@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Projected Benefits: 1.Providing 520 extension farmers with 1,440 piglets to develop the pig rearing industry in Kiribati.

2.Conducting 17 training workshops on pig rearing to benefit 340 extension farmers.

3.Conducting 66 rounds of clinical veterinary services to benefit 330 extension farmers.

4.Collecting preliminary data on Kiribati’s pig breeding industry, including submitting reports on “Cost effectiveness analysis of pig reproduction and breeding and pork production in Kiribati”, “Demand, supply, production and sales of pigs in Tarawa and outer islands markets of Kiribati”, “Pig rearing and related economic activities of extension farmers in Kiribati” and “Conditions of pig reproduction and breeding of Kiribati cooperating agencies.”

Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Kiribati
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Kiribati
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2019/8/1