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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Project for the Strengthening of Marketing Capacity in Family Farming (Guatemala)
Project Description: In cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala (MAGA), this project has the purpose of strengthening the commercial development of 30 farmers’ organizations, which approximately involves 1,000 farmers engaged in family farming. The main outputs are: 1. Provide technical assistance for agricultural products to meet the target market requirements. 2. Provide capacity building on joint marketing and logistics arrangements. 3. Enhance access to crop market information for farmers.

Implementation Start Date: 2019/4/12
Implementation End Date: 2021/12/31
Project Objectives: 1. Establish a traceability platform for the farmers’ organizations benefiting from the Project, and hold 10 activities with exporters and MAGA to enhance awareness and publicity regarding the traceability issue.
2. Provide 24 consultancies per year for each farmers’ organization on pest control, soil nutrition and fertilizer management and post-harvest techniques.
3. Motivate local resources to support 30 distribution centers so that they obtain the sanitary license required for operations.
4. Assist 30 farmers’ organizations to formulate their marketing plan in accordance with their level of development.
5. Establish a digital platform for farmers and buyers to fulfill the marketing gap.
Executing Agency: 1. Taiwan Technical Mission in Guatemala
2. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food (MAGA)
Current Progress: The project commenced on 12th April 2019. To the end of June 2020, the following activities have been completed:
1.Conducted 11 promotional activities on agricultural traceability.
2.Provide 50 consultancies per year for each farmers’ organization on pest control, soil nutrition and fertilizer management and post-harvest techniques.
3.Conducted 8 field training courses for 260 farmers.
3.Improved the Freight yard facilities for 11 farmer organizations to meet the sanitary standards.
4.Provide training course of post-harvest processing, storage and marketing for 5 coffee production and marketing groups.
5.Establish the National Agricultural Product Traceability platform in Guatemala.
6.Established a price information collection platform for the five major export crops.
7.Cooperated with Ministry of Agriculture, National Weather Service and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) in Guatemala to enhance climate data collection of agriculture.
Project Contact: CHIA-LING HO
Phone: +886-2-2873-2323 Ext.208
E-mail: c.li.ho@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: Strengthen the commercial development of 30 farmers’ organizations, which approximately involves 1,000 farmers engaged in family farming.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Guatemala
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Central America, Guatemala
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2019/5/12
  • Date Updated:2020/8/28