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Project Name: Horticulture Project (Nauru)
Project Description:

The project will address the need for better public education about good nutrition, and reduce incidences of diabetes and similar problems by encouraging a healthier lifestyle among citizens. As part of the project, the Taiwan Technical Mission will introduce horticulture skills that use local planting materials for cultivation.

Overall, this project will:

  1. Encourage import substitution and promote five varieties of fruit and vegetable (leafy greens, watermelon, tomato, pumpkin and cucumber) suitable for cultivation in Nauru.
  2. Communicate the concept of a healthy diet to students by participating in the Eat Healthy, Live Healthy program.
  3. Arrange management workshops and trips for association farmers.
  4. Build capacity in horticulture-related project manager to ensure that the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment’s (MCIE) project manager is able to manage the demonstration farm and associated extension activities.
Horticulture Project (Nauru)
Implementation Start Date: 2009/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/12/31
Project Objectives:

The overall objectives of this whole project are:

  1. Increase total yield of vegetables and fruits to 46,200 kg.
  2. Provide extension services to 60 extension farmers.
  3. Arrange 35 field management workshops, 3 vegetable growing competition and 12 field trips for association farmers.
  4. Arrange 15 community cooking demonstrations to encourage the public to consume vegetables.
  5. Communicate the concept of a healthy diet to students by offering vegetables to 4,500 students.
  6. 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 (Nauru)
  3. Ministry of Health (Nauru)
  4. Ministry of Education (Nauru)
Current Progress:

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

In 2009:

  1. Introduced and planted 20 types of tropical vegetables.
  2. Established a demonstration farm over 0.2 hectares.
  3. Produced 3,430 kg of green vegetables.
  4. Established a seed room.
  5. Provided extension services to 15 households.
  6. Arranged five workshops and two field trips.

In 2010:

  1. Produced 10,532 kg of green vegetables.
  2. Provided extension services to 60 households.
  3. Arranged six workshops and two field trips.
  4. Provided vegetables to 1,157 students for use in their breakfasts and lunches.
  5. Extended the demonstration farm by 0.15 hectares.

In 2011:

  1. Produced 10,376 kg of green vegetables.
  2. Provided extension services to 46 households.
  3. Arranged six workshops and two field trips.
  4. Provided vegetables to 1,045 students for use in their breakfasts and lunches.
  5. Extended the demonstration farm by 0.15 hectares.
  6. Completed capacity building for staff at the MCIE.

In 2012:

  1. Produced 11,170 kg of green vegetables.
  2. Provided extension services to 50 households.
  3. Arranged six workshops, one vegetable planting competition and two field trips.
  4. Provided vegetables to 1,045 students for use in their breakfasts and lunches.
  5. Extended the demonstration farm by 0.15 hectares.
  6. Completed capacity building for staff at the MCIE.
  7. Arranged five community cooking demonstrations.
  8. Provided vegetables to 800 students for use in their breakfasts.
  9. Postponed project completion, arranging to extend project implementation through to 2014.

In 2013:

  1. Produced 6,333 kg of green vegetables.
  2. Provided extension services to 55 households.
  3. Arranged six workshops, one vegetable planting competition and two field trips.
  4. Arranged five community cooking demonstrations.
  5. Assisted three schools to establish vegetable and fruit farms.
  6. Provided vegetables and fruits to 800 students for use in their breakfasts.

In 2014:

  1. Increased yields of green vegetables and fruits to 7,000 kg.
  2. Provided extension services to 52 extension farmers.
  3. Rrranged 6 field management workshops, one vegetable planting competition and two field trips.
  4. Arrange 5 community cooking demonstrations.
  5. Provided vegetables to 800 students per week.
  6. Held regular meetings with the Division of Agriculture to improve government officers’ project management capabilities.
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Projected Benefits:

  1. Expand the beneficiaries of nutritious free meals to 800 students per week and promote good attitudes toward a balanced diet.
  2. Improve the quality and quantity of locally produced vegetables, thereby reducing the need for imports.
  3. Extend home gardening into communities so that households have a ready source of vegetables.
  4. Arrange field management and cooking courses so that local citizens can cultivate and prepare vegetables with skill; promote a balanced diet to reduce rates of obesity and diabetes.
  5. Build capacity among project managers to help the government of Nauru to conduct its National Sustainable Development Strategy smoothly.
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