Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Gloriosa, Sweet Potato Virus-Free Seedling and Grape Root Stock Production Project (Thailand)
Project Description: This third-phase project (2017-2019) will focus on issues surrounding propagation and cultivation techniques in gloriosa, sweet potato and grape root stock. The TaiwanICDF will actively cooperate with Thailand’s Royal Project Foundation to introduce the technical SOP of tissue culture and the multiple production of the virus-free plantlet of crops to improve product quality and yield, and arrange for project-related personnel to visit Taiwan to receive training in relevant technologies. Training workshops will also be conducted within Thailand to enhance the skills of Royal Project technicians and local farmers. Overall, the project will:
1.Collect suitable varieties and apply plant tissue culture technologies for effective propagation systems of Gloriosa, Sweet potato Virus-free Seedling and Grape Root Stock Production.
2.Produce virus-free plantlets of gloriosa, sweet potato and healthy rootstock plants of grape for Royal Project Foundation station and farmers.
3.Hold training workshops and arrange for the relevant Thai stakeholders to study project-related techniques in Taiwan.

Implementation Start Date: 2017/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2019/12/31
Project Objectives: A.To set up the target crops of healthy seedling propagation technique:
1.Produce 1,500 and 10,000 gloriosa and sweet potato virus-free mother stocks, respectively.
(1) Set up the techniques of tissue culture and diagnose and identify virus pathogens.
2.Produce 1,000 healthy grape rootstock seedlings:
(1) Set up tissue culture technique for propagation of six cultivars of grape rootstock.
(2) Gain two superior grape rootstock seedling varieties by tissue culture.
B.To build large scale production ability and management capacity :
1.Produce 200,000 virus-free seedlings of sweet potato.
2.Produce 15, 000 virus-free seedlings of gloriosa.
3.Produce 500-1,000 grafted plants of grape.
(1) Select the most suitable grape rootstock.
(2) Select the superior grape varieties as grafting mother plants.
C.To enhance the capacity of technicians of tissue culture in the Royal Project areas.
1.Hold four study trips to Taiwan.
2.Train two RPF technicians in Taiwan for virus-free plant mother stock production.
3.Dispatch nine experts’ from Taiwan for short-term visits to hold training courses.
4.Hold an international seminar.
Executing Agency: TaiwanICDF
Thailand's Royal Project Foundation
Current Progress:

To the end of June 2018, the following activities have been completed:

1.Collected 6 sweet potato varieties and 6 gloriosa varieties.
2.Used ELISA to detect 6 gloriosa viruses.
3.Stem tissues of 2 sweet potato varieties and seeds and stem tissues of 6 gloriosa varieties were sterilized and shifted into MS medium for tissue culture.
4.Conducted subculture of grape root stock motherplants in Doi Pui Agricultural Station.                                  
5. Held "propagation of grape healthy seedling and management of field production" training.                                                                                                                                

Project Contact: Lawrence Lee
Phone: 886-2-2873-2323 ext.214
E-mail: cs.lee@icdf.org.tw
Signing Date: 2016/6/14
Projected Benefits: By the end of this project, the virus infection ratio of the sweet potato seedling will be 0 percent, the virus infection ratio of the Gloriosa Lily seedling will be 76.19 percent, and the amount of grape rootstock will be increased by 67 percent at the RPF extension areas.
Sector: Others
Sector Item: Suppot To Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Thailand
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2018/8/21