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Project Name: Horticultural Crop Production Project (Nicaragua)
Project Description:

This Horticultural Crop Production Project is designed to provide guidance to beneficiary farmers in extension zones on the outskirts of Nicaragua’s capital and in the west of the country. Support will be provided to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAGFOR) in promoting and encouraging the proper management of horticultural crops, while a training center will carry out training for beneficiaries to engage in commercial sales. The project will expand planting areas of various fruits and vegetables, increasing yields and quality, and effectively substituting for imports of fruits and vegetables.

The project comprises five work components, four of which were completed by 2012. These five components were as follows:

  1. Provide guidance on the development of newly introduced fruit trees and cultivation facilities in and around the capital.

  2. Improve fruit production.

  3. Promote the cultivation of fruit trees in León, west Nicaragua.

  4. Promote the cultivation of high-value fruits and vegetables in and around the capital.

  5. Promote the cultivation and improvement of fruit trees in the Tipitapa region. This final component is due to be completed by the end of 2014.

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Implementation Start Date: 2008/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Food For The Poor (FFP)
Project Objectives:

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Promote the cultivation of fruit trees in and around the capital:
    1. Assist the Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) to train a cooperative technician to manage the project independently at CNIAB farm.
    2. Establish a horticultural center and maintain self-sufficient operations through the operation of a revolving fund.
  2. Promote the cultivation of fruit trees in the Tipitapa region:
    1. Enhance cooperation with FFP by establishing a multifunctional horticulture center; establish a professional fruit and vegetable nursery as a training center, and cultivate fruit and vegetable seedlings.
    2. Provide guidance on cultivation management and conduct six technical training courses on the cultivation of newly introduced vegetable and fruit cultivation.
  3. Promote the cultivation and improvement of fruit trees:
    1. Promote fruit tree plantations; complete the construction of the horticulture center.
    2. Transfer fruit trees and guava seedlings from the Taiwan-Nicaragua Center to the horticulture center in Tipitapa.
  4. Promote the cultivation of fruit trees in west Nicaragua:
    1. Cooperate with international organizations and the Ministry of Education to promote the cultivation of tropical fruit trees in west Nicaragua.
    2. Improve local cultivation techniques and conduct four training classes in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and selected Nicaraguan universities.
    3. Promote the cultivation of horticultural crop among small- and medium-scale farmers in areas not suitable for the cultivation of grains.
    4. Provide assistance to improve the quality of horticultural crops in grown in Nicaragua and establish knowledge of sales and associated concepts among cooperating technicians and farmers.
  5. Promote the cultivation of fruits and vegetables in and around the capital:
    1. Assist small-scale farmers in and around the capital to produce vegetables of high value.
    2. Increase yields per unit by promoting net cultivation; increase the quantity and quality of locally produced horticultural crops by improving production models.
    3. Increase rates of production and lower costs by providing guidance on traditional fruit cultivation techniques and promoting newly introduced fruit trees to farmers in the lake region.
    4. In line with the operations of the horticulture center and the Marketing Project, assist farmers to grade harvested crops, thereby improving opportunities to negotiate optimum prices.
    5. Provide guidance on cultivation management and techniques by conducting four training classes and demonstration activities.
    6. Transfer production techniques and production modules that can be replicated by farmers independently; complete the project phase over process.
Executing Agency:
  1. Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nicaragua
  2. CNIAB Farm, Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) (Republic of Nicaragua)
  3. American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) (Republic of Nicaragua)
  4. Municipal government of Tipitapa (Republic of Nicaragua)
Implementation Arrangement: Members of the Taiwan Technical Mission will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress:

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

In 2009:

  1. Managed 7 hectares at the teaching farm in the capital.
  2. Propagated 12,000 guava rootstock and 30,000 papaya seedlings; grafted 9,400 guava trees around the capital.
  3. Assisted farmers in Sebaco to produce papaya and guava over 15 hectares each.
  4. Assisted 25 farmers in the west to produce papaya and guava.

In 2010:

  1. Managed 7 hectares at the teaching farm in the capital.
  2. Propagated 7,500 guava rootstock and 30,000 papaya seedlings; grafted 6,500 guava trees around the capital.
  3. Assisted farmers in Sebaco to produce papaya over 15 hectares and guava over 10 hectares.
  4. Assisted 30 farmers in the west to produce papaya and guava.

In 2011:

  1. Managed 7 hectares at the teaching farm in the capital.
  2. Propagated 7,500 guava rootstock and 30,000 papaya seedlings; grafted 6,500 guava trees around the capital.
  3. Assisted five farmers in the west to produce papaya and guava.
  4. Completed construction and installation of hardware and facilities at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  5. Produced 21.12 tons of fruits and vegetables, worth US$15,428.57, at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  6. Conducted three training courses on the cultivation and management of fruits and vegetables at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center, attended by 55 participants.

In 2012:

  1. Managed 7 hectares at the teaching farm in the capital.
  2. Transferred fruit germplasm resources from the Taiwan-Nicaragua Center in Sebaco to the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  3. Assisted farmers based on the outskirts of the capital to produce fruit over 10.5 hectares.
  4. Assisted in setting up 10 net houses on the outskirts of the capital.
  5. Completed 2.8 hectares of farm construction outside the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  6. Propagated 30,000 papaya seedlings and grafted 1,200 guava trees at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  7. Conducted two training courses on the cultivation and management of fruits and vegetables at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center, attended by 36 participants.

In 2013:

  1. Produced 51.98 tons of fruits and vegetables, worth US$21,562.43, at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  2. Propagated 36,000 papaya seedlings and grafted 2,000 guava trees at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  3. Conducted five training courses on the cultivation and management of fruits and vegetables at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center, attended by 95 participants.

In 2014:

  1. Provided guidance to ANF technicians and produced 3.57 tons of vegetables, worth US$5,764.33, at the Tipitapa multifunctional horticulture center.
  2. Provided guidance to ANF technicians and grafted 2,306 guava trees, worth US$4,612 and propagated 33,000 papaya seedlings, worth US$13,860.
  3. Provided guidance to ANF technicians and produced 3.81 tons of papaya.
  4. Provided guidance to ANF technicians and conducted post-harvest processing of 547 tons of products, worth US$201,300.
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
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: Completed projects
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  • Date Updated:2018/8/29