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Project Name: Livestock Project (Nauru)
Project Description:

In cooperation with the government of Nauru, the project will support healthier diets and reduce the need for imports through the production of eggs. The project will not only save on foreign exchange but also help to build the capacity of the livestock industry in Nauru.

  1. Overall, this project will:
  2. Establish a pig breeding demonstration farm and a piglet breeding extension scheme.
  3. Establish a hen breeding demonstration farm and a chicken breeding extension scheme.
  4. Conduct training workshops, demonstrations and provide veterinary services.
  5. Provide training to staff of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCIE) as required.
Livestock Project (Nauru)
Implementation Start Date: 2009/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/12/31
Project Objectives:

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Establish a demonstration farm of swine breeding and extend 280 piglets to breeder in Nauru.
  2. Build demonstration laying hen farm for products 192,600 dozen eggs.
  3. Extend 5,700 Rhold Island Red laying hen to community breeders in Nauru.
  4. Guidance and assistance 50 community breeders.
  5. Hold 32 times of livestock workshops, exhibition guest and farm visitor to 1,160 persons.
  6. Guide and assist 30 farmers to make compost by excrement from livestock.
  7. The TTM will evaluate the capacity of farm management and handover over the project after evaluation result is qualified.
Executing Agency:
  1. Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nauru
  2. Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (Republic of Nauru)
  3. Ministry of Health (Republic of Nauru)
  4. Ministry of Education (Republic of Nauru)
Current Progress:

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

In 2009:

  1. Established pig breeding and egg production demonstration farms.
  2. Introduced 500 egg-laying chicks and a brood of 300 egg-laying hens.
  3. Raised 100 piglets for extension.
  4. Held 12 farm management courses covering swine breeding and egg-laying production.

In 2010:

  1. Extended the egg production demonstration farm to 1,000 egg-laying hens, and distributed 1,500 chickens among local households.
  2. Produced 2,280 dozen eggs and 150 chickens per month.
  3. Raised 100 piglets; trained 30 households in pig breeding.
  4. Promoted the concept of livestock management on integrated farms among 10 core farming households.
  5. Provided 50 instances of mobile veterinary services.
  6. Held eight training courses and offered 10 internships.

In 2011:

  1. Produced 44,119 dozen eggs.
  2. Raised 102 piglets; trained 30 households in pig breeding.
  3. Distributed 1,545 chickens among local households.
  4. Promoted the concept of livestock management on integrated farms among 10 core farming households.
  5. Provided 60 instances of mobile veterinary services.
  6. Held six training courses and offered two internships.
  7. Trained technicians from the MCIE.

In 2012:

  1. Renovated the egg production demonstration farm.
  2. Produced 6,000 dozen eggs.
  3. Distributed 1,500 chickens among local households.
  4. Raised 60 piglets; trained households in pig breeding.
  5. Promoted the concept of livestock management on integrated farms among 10 core farming households.
  6. Held six training courses and offered two internships.

In 2013:

  1. Used pig waste to produce biogas as an alternative form of energy.
  2. Produced 4,100 dozen eggs each month.
  3. Raised 60 piglets; trained households in pig breeding.
  4. Promoted the concept of integrated farming among 10 core farming households.
  5. Held six training courses and offered two internships.

In 2014:

  1. Distributed 13,939 dozens of eggs and 926 chickens among local households.
  2. Raised 61 piglets; trained households in pig breeding.
  3. Promoted the concept of livestock management on integrated farms among 10 core farming households.
  4. Held  6 training courses and offered two internships.
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Projected Benefits:
  1. The project will establish the foundations of a livestock industry in Nauru, particularly for swine and poultry production.
  2. Supplying and then producing high quality breeds of swine and poultry will replace pork and egg imports and reduce associated expenditure.
  3. Project participants will learn how to produce compost, which will improve soil fertility and reduce environmental pollution.
  4. Developing the livestock industry will increase incomes, employment and improve the quality of life of Nauruan citizens.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nauru
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Nauru
Themes: Agriculture
Project status: Completed projects
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  • Date Updated:2018/8/27