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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Guava and Dragon Fruit Production, Marketing Extension, and Capacity Building Project (Fiji)
Project Description: In order to achieve economic diversification, the Fiji government hopes Taiwan to assist in establishing a new product fruit industry foundation.
Implementation Start Date: 2020/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2024/12/31
Project Objectives: In order to achieve economic diversification, the Fiji government hopes Taiwan will assist in establishing a new foundation for the fruit production industry so that in the future, Fiji can sell emerging fruit tree products to neighboring island countries to create higher economic benefits. The Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) selected guava and dragon fruit as the main promotion items of this project based on the sales performance of items introduced by Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) in the past. The Fiji MOA hopes that TTM will instruct farmers to further strengthen cultivation and management techniques, supply quality seedlings, and organize farmer production and marketing groups to jointly produce, collect, grade, package and market. Thus, farmer production and marketing groups can control the output and quality according to market demand and create Fiji's emerging fruit tree industry. The project also plans to establish two modern demonstration farms in the Nausori area to enhance the training capacity of TTM on the cultivation of vegetables and fruit trees on the east coast of Viti Levu Island, echo sustainable agriculture, and increase TTM’s visibility in Fiji and the South Pacific region
Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture (Fiji), Ministry of Defense (Fiji), and Taiwan Technical Mission in Fiji
Current Progress: To the end of September 2020, the following activities have been completed:
1. Guide farmers in marketing 18.76 tons of guava an 2.54 tons of dragon fruit to supermarkets and all levels of market access.
2. Held 6 workshops on tropical fruit production and marketing for 59 people.
3. Held 6 capacity building workshop for 49 farmers and students at Nasinu Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Veterans Farm.
4. Held 2 times farmers field day on tropical fruit production.
Project Performance: (1) Produce healthy seedlings of fruit trees: 6,250 guava seedlings and 17,000 dragon fruit seedlings will be produced in the project.
Promotion of guava and dragon fruit cultivation:It is expected to produce 307 metric tons of guava and 125 metric tons of dragon fruit annually by the end of the project;
(2) Establish a small distribution demonstration center, and demonstrate and guide farmers on the simple grading and packaging of guava and dragon fruit post-harvest, introduce markets to farmers, and sell 919 metric tons of guava and 364 metric tons of dragon fruit in total.
Project Contact: Wang,Yen-Chih
Phone: 02-28732323 ext. 214
E-mail: y.j.wang@icdf.org.tw
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Fiji
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2020/5/22
  • Date Updated:2020/11/6