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Integrating tradition and innovation, TaiwanICDF helps Nicaragua pass down bamboo crafts

Integrating tradition and innovation, TaiwanICDF helps Nicaragua pass down bamboo crafts

Taiwan’s ambassador to Nicaragua Chin-Mu Wu and Minister of Family Economy Justa Pérez co-chaired the second national bamboo innovation and design competition awards ceremony at the national small and medium-sized enterprise exhibition center on October 14, 2018. A total of 23 bamboo craftsmen and manufacturers participated in this bamboo art competition. Wilber Antonio Calero Carballo and Aura Estela Gutiérrez Muñoz, who received counseling from International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), won the grand prize in the traditional group and the innovation group respectively, demonstrating how the assistance provided by the Bamboo Cultivation and Handicraft Production Efficiency Enhancement Project in Nicaragua has benefited these artisans .

Mr. Calero won the grand prize in the traditional group with his oriental retro-style cabinets. The geometric totem decoration and elegant paint color of the work were praised by the judges and audience. In an interview, he expressed the hope that Taiwan will continue to introduce technology and provide resources to promote the development of the bamboo industry in Nicaragua. The other artist, Ms. Gutierrez, won the grand prize in the innovation group with her bamboo clock. Both winners also expressed their gratitude for the technical assistance provided by Taiwan.
The TaiwanICDF has cooperated with the Nicaraguan government since 2016 to promote the Bamboo Cultivation and Handicraft Production Efficiency Enhancement Project in Nicaragua. The project aims to assist the country with the development of the bamboo craft industry and technology upgrade through the introduction of commercial bamboo seedlings and the establishment of bamboo seed banks. Providing bamboo seedlings to farmers will increase the area and economic value of bamboo plantations. In addition, the project has introduced machinery technology to improve production efficiency and assisted the Nicaraguan government in promoting the bamboo industry. The project has also held various seminars and training activities, and the outcomes of this exchange were well recognized by the Government of Nicaragua and its people.


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  • Date:2018/11/23