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Project Name: Bamboo Cultivation and Handicraft Production Efficiency Enhancement Project in Nicaragua
Project Description: This project will introduce bamboo varieties of high commercial value for the INTA to establish a bamboo seed bank. Seeds will be promoted to businesses to increase the area of commercial bamboo plantations, and technicians and businesses will be trained in bamboo crop management. The project will introduce bamboo processing equipment and machinery to increase production efficiency, thereby assisting the government of Nicaragua to promote the bamboo industry and its capacity to provide technical guidance (including small business crafts), adding value to bamboo products and raising the value of the bamboo industry.

Implementation Start Date: 2016/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2020/12/31
Project Objectives: Improve the production efficiency of bamboo crafts industry in Nicaragua; increase the average income by 50%.
Executing Agency: Ministerio de Economía Familiar, Comunitaria, Cooperativa y Asociativa (MEFCCA)
Instituto Nicaragüense de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nicaragua
Current Progress:

To the end of  March 2019, the following activities have been completed:

  1. Held three internal training session on nursery management for nursery staffs,seven seed instructor training sessions and one promotion meeting for 211 technicians and farmer.
  2. Promoted 106 farmers and five experimental centers to plant 93 hectares of bamboo.
  3. Completed manual on bamboo cultivation guidelines and survey report on A bamboo species in Nicaragua.
  4. Completed ceremonyof Bamboo Promotion and Design Center.
  5. Held six bamboo handicraft training courses for 185 beneficiary craftsmen in a total of 48 days.
  6. Held two national bamboo Ccraft exhibition and design competition.
Project Coordinator Name: Ken Hua Chang
Project Coordinator Phone: +886-2-28732323 Ext. 218
Project Coordinator E-mail: k.h.chang@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: Increase in the use of bamboo among bamboo craftsmen in Nicaragua and raise theiraverage income by 50%.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nicaragua
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Central America, Nicaragua
Themes: Agriculture
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2016/6/28
  • Date Updated:2019/5/20