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Project Name: Project to Strengthen Capacity for Commercial Production of Orchids
Project Description: The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Paraguay cooperated on the Orchid Industry Development and Tissue Culture Plantlet Propagation Project (Paraguay) in 2015 and the Agricultural Science and Technology Research Institute (IPTA) now produces more than 50,000 Phalaenopsis tissue culture plantlets in a year. This project continues on the foundation of the previous project and aims to promote the commercial production of the orchid industry in Paraguay.
The content of the project includes:
1. In terms of promotion: The project will select five orchid producers to conduct Phalaenopsis flowering and cultivation according to the conditions of the producers’ facilities, capabilities and willingness, while the other producers will support the cultivation of Oncidium.
2. In terms of cultivation management, optimize the nursery and flowering process while improving the old greenhouse to increase production capacity.
3. In market development, the project will strengthen the demonstration function of the exhibition and sales center in San Lorenzo. Besides, the project will expand the existing flower market in Paraguay ($12 to $15 million) and conduct a market survey to understand the dynamics of the flower market in Paraguay.
4. Continue to stabilize the production technology of the meristem plantlet in the country and also introduce a good orchid mother plant to enrich the gene bank.


Implementation Start Date: 2019/4/1
Implementation End Date: 2022/3/31
Project Objectives: 1. Strengthen the cultivation techniques of the flower production center at Caacupé.
2. Assist flower farmers to improve the quality and yield.
3. Cultivate 30,000 flowering Phalaenopsis plants for the domestic market in Paraguay.
Executing Agency: 1.Extension Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Paraguay)
2.Agricultural Science and Technology Research Institute (Paraguay)
Current Progress: To the end of April 2020, the following activities have been completed:
1.Produced 12,500 plantlets of tissue culture of orchids、 9,746 plantlets of 2.5 inches of Phalaenopsis and 25,873plants of flowering Phalaenopsis.
2.Completed for 7 orchid training courses.
3.Completed activities of orchid marketing promotion 7 times.
4.Produced and sold of 2,134 dozen of oncidium cut flowers and 12,278 pots of oncidium potted flowers.
5.Completed the renovation of a Phalaenopsis greenhouse for stimulating flowering with an area of 204.8 square meters.
6.To assist the Taiwan Sugar Corporation in the large-scale Taiwan orchids exhibition held in Paraguay in May 2019, including completing the import procedures of orchid plants, assisting in customs clearance, resettlement in greenhouses and care, assisting in the negotiation Orchid Exhibition venues, and the information on the machine tools and materials required for the exhibition.
7.Completed 1 the orchid exhibition.
8.completed International Course on Oncidium cultivation, classification and packing by Taiwan expert with a period of two weeks.
9.Completed 1 orchid cultivation demonstrations.
10.Complete 1 Oncidium Cut Flower classification and packing Site.
11.Completed 1,000 square meters of nursery for Oncidium cultivation.
12.Completed a report of research of 2019 on the Paraguay flower market.
Project Coordinator Name: Sheuan-Pyng Shiue
Project Coordinator Phone: 886-2-28732323 Ext.236
Project Coordinator E-mail: s.p.shiue@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: Establish the production system and expand the consumer base. At the end of the project, the annual sales amount increases to US$500,000.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Paraguay
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Paraguay
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2019/5/8
  • Date Updated:2020/5/6