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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Horticultural Crops Development Consultants Dispatch Project (Bahrain)
Project Description:

The Republic of China dispatches consultants to the resident Taiwan Technical Mission to carry out horticultural technical assistance with Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning under Agreement of Agricultural Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of China and the Government of the State of Bahrain. The main tasks of the technical consultants of Taiwan Technical Mission include: 1. To investigate the annual needs of Bahrain and to formulate an annual working plan; 2. To provide regular reports; 3. To provide consultancy services according to the implementation priorities. This project focuses on: 1. Date palm tissue culture and orchid cultivation, 2. Vegetable and fruit cultivation and incubation center.

巴林植物工廠 

Implementation Start Date: 2018/1/1
Project Objectives: Assist the Plant Wealth Directorate, Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs in improving the quality of service to farmers
Executing Agency: 1.Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Bahrain
2.Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Current Progress: To the end of December 2018, the following activities have been completed:
2018
1. Train three technicians on aseptic operation and initiation of date palm offshoots and Phalaenopsis flower spike.: Total treat 25 offshoots to culture in 764 test tubes, and phalaenopsis spike buds cultured in 960 test tubes
2. Produce 50,000 date palm somatic embryos or callus in vitro.
3. Set up an indoor artificial environment for the acclimatization of tissue culture plantlet.
4. Set up an indoor artificial environment room for the trial of orchid’s cultivation.
5. Consult in cultivation of orchid to the farmers who imported orchid and promote farmers to cultivate 4284 orchid plants this year.
6. Consult in production of 40,000 pots of bedding plants for flower market
7. Conduct 3 new varieties of tomato trials in the protected soilless cultivation and hold a demonstration for farmers. Conduct 4 new varieties of cucumber trails in the protected nursery.
8. Conduct indoor vegetable cultivation 9 trails.
9. Consult in annual garden show and flower decoration show. Demonstrate indoor mini garden system in the Bahrain International Garden Show
10. Complete 30 times of farmer visiting. Give field management advises and record common cultural problems.
11. Applying a postharvest short expert from TaiwanICDF in January, 2018. Applying a plant factory short expert from TaiwanICDF in December, 2018

2019
1.A total of 30 offshoots were selected from the khalas and Shashi varieties in the field.
2.Completed disinfection and shoot-tip cutting for initiation culture. Total subcultured 60 jars for multiplication via organogensis
3.Experimenting with plant factory for 1200 orchid plants cultivation and flowering regulation. Continue to induce 1000 orchid plants for flowering.
4.Conduct indoor vegetable cultivation one trail in the first season. The study of effects of white light penal and green red tube light on growing of lettuce was conducted in January. We found that red and blue light is significantly enhancing growth of lettuce. Conduct a plant factory feasibility analysis.
5.Consult in production of 10,000 pots of bedding plants for beautifying Budaiya office area.
6.Consulted in annual international garden show and prepared 1,000 pots of bedding plant as souvenir for visitors.
7.Complete 9 times of farm visiting. Give field management advises and record common cultural problems

Project Contact: Chen, Chao-Yeh
Phone: 02-28732323 ext. 217
E-mail: c.y.chen@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: 1. This project will assist the agricultural sector to establish a laboratory capable of producing 2,000~10,000 a year tissue culture seedlings. Produce 2,000~5,000 seedling a year in phase-one and increase production to 10,000 seedlings/year in phase-two. Cooperate with extension officers to provide farmers health tissue culture seedlings.
2. This project will trial with different cultivation patterns to find the suitable way for Bahrain, and then to extension to farmers.
Cooperating Stakeholders: Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Bahrain
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Bahrain
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2018/3/27
  • Date Updated:2019/5/8