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Taiwan Technical Missions present achievements of helping partner countries fight against climate change at the Central American Regional Conference

Taiwan Technical Missions present achievements of helping partner countries fight against climate change at the Central American Regional Conference

The Taiwan Technical Missions of the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) in Nicaragua and Honduras participated in the 64th “Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals” (El Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano para el Mejoramiento de Cultivos y Animales, PCCMCA) conference from April 29 to May 3. The Honduran government as rotating host invited 24 agricultural organizations, as well as more than 400 scholars and experts from 15 countries in Central America to discuss the latest work and research results in agricultural cooperation. The Taiwan Technical Missions’ presentation of their achievements in agricultural technology cooperation and lectures on various technologies greatly impressed the audience. Many officials and scholars praised their work and expressed interest in further cooperation with the TaiwanICDF.

The conference focused on three major issues: crop breeding for enhanced nutrition, climate change and food security. The TaiwanICDF and Honduras jointly set up a number of technical cooperation project exhibition areas at the event venue to showcase the cooperation results of avocado, potato, forest diseases and pig breeding. In addition, the experts from the Taiwan Technical Mission in Nicaragua also held special lectures during the event to share their experiences, including the introduction and selection of new varieties of beans through the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and introduction of the community seed banking system to assist Nicaraguan farmers to produce quality seeds independently to ensure community food security. They also shared how they used a climate change adaptation model to recommend varieties suitable for local cultivation to farmers and develop mobile device software, to optimize cultivation procedures and reduce the effects of climate change.

In order to thank the Taiwanese government for its contribution to agricultural development over the years, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and Minister of Agriculture Mauricio Guevara jointly presented a plaque of appreciation to Taiwan Ambassador to Honduras Ingrid Y.W. Hsing.

In the future, the TaiwanICDF will continue to work hand in hand with partner countries to jointly fight against the impact of global climate change and extreme climate using Taiwan’s advanced technology, and move towards the goal of sustainable development.

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  • Date:2019/6/5