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TaiwanICDF assists Thailand’s Royal Project Foundation in improving floral breeding, propagation and post-harvest technology

TaiwanICDF assists Thailand’s Royal Project Foundation in improving floral breeding, propagation and post-harvest technology

In line with the government’s New Southbound Policy, the TaiwanICDF implemented the Gloriosa, Sweet Potato Virus-Free Seedling and Grape Root Stock Production Project (Thailand) to assist Thailand’s Royal Project Foundation in advancing its capacity of healthy seedling production and propagation, in hopes of increasing the production of agricultural produce and improving the livelihood of farmers.

The TaiwanICDF dispatched a Taiwanese expert to Thailand between July 8 and 14, 2018, to give lectures on topics ranging from breeding, cultivation and propagation, to post-harvest technology of cut flower crops, mainly focusing on gloriosa, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, and eustoma. The capacity building has helped train 31 Thai seed teachers in breeding, propagation and post-harvest technology of cut flower crops. The project aims to dispatch two Taiwanese experts in technical assistance (six experts in three years) in hopes of training dozens of seed teachers to further extend to more farmers.

Agricultural technical cooperation between Taiwan and Thailand can be traced back to 1969. In response to the Thai royal family’s wish to care for the underprivileged farmers of Northern Thailand, the TaiwanICDF began collaborating with Thailand Royal Project Foundation in 2011 in areas including horticultural crop cultivation, pest management and healthy seedling propagation technology to improve the livelihoods of Thai people.

Over the past seven years, the TaiwanICDF has dispatched experts to Thailand to provide agricultural technical assistance while Thailand’s Royal Project Foundation has also dispatched personnel to Taiwan to receive professional training. The bilateral agricultural technical cooperation has led to fruitful results and improved crop quality and revenues of farmers.

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  • Date:2018/7/30