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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: National Rice Seed Production Enhancement Project in Artibonite, Haiti
Project Description: The government of the Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development of Haiti implemented the Rice Seed Production Capacity Enhancement Project in Haiti in Artibonite together from 2014 to 2018. During the implementation period, the supply rate of regional certified seed for the demand increased to 45% and the production rate of high-quality rice seed increased 20 percent. In accordance with the policy of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse to increase food security and to expand the impact of the abovementioned project, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development of Haiti intends to increase production capacity of rice seed in the central region up to 4,000 tons, expecting that the supply rate reaches 90 percent in order to enhance the production of rice in Haiti and increase incomes of Haitian farmers. Based on the design of the abovementioned project, this project further includes additional contents as follows: 1. To extend the area to produce certified seed to enhance the production of seeds and the number of beneficiaries. 2. To increase the variety of certified seed and thus enhance the tolerance to climate change, reinforce the capacity of local agronomy technicians and strengthen the inspection system in order to enhance the consistency of seed quality 3. To encourage the participation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development of Haiti and enhance the levels of agricultural mechanization in order to break through the bottleneck of production capacity. The supply rate of regional high-quality seed is expected to reach 90% while the production capacity increases to 4,000 tons at the end of the project.

To watch the video made by the TaiwanICDF: Rice Seed Production Capacity Enhancement Project in Haiti

Le project de renforcement des capacite de production de semences de riz en Haiti
Implementation Start Date: 2019/1/7
Implementation End Date: 2021/12/31
Project Objectives: 1.Enhance the function of the rice experiment unit.
2.Establish a complete production and supply system of rice seed.
3.Enhance the function of the rice inspection department.
4.Enhance the capacity of agricultural machinery services.
Executing Agency: 1.Ministère de l’Agriculture des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural (MARNDR)
2.Organisme de Développement de la Vallée de l’Artibonite (ODVA)
3.Direction Département de l'Artibonite (DDA)
4.Technical Mission of The Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Republic of Haiti
Current Progress:

To the end of June 2021, the following activities have been completed:

  1. Producer 3,641 ton quality seed for 26,007 Ha rice production field in 2020, and producer 2,255 ton quality seed(first phase) in 2021.
  2. Complted 2 demonstration field trips for cooperative farmers, 61 participants in total.
  3. Completed 36 trainings for cooperative farmers, 1,865 participants in total.
  4. Completed 12 trainings for 34 extension officers, 5 agronomists, 50 power tiller operators and 30 seed examine personnel.
  5. Coaching 62 field plowing service teams (55 with power tiller and 7 with tractor); conducting plowing service for 978.64 ha farmland in Artibonite.
  6. Completed 2 trainings for seed examine personnel and  seminars about rice seed production and examination, 22 participants.
  7. Purchasing of 656.5 uality seed of TCS-10 variety with the guaranteed price with cooperative farmers.

Project Contact: Ken Hua Chang
Phone: +886-2-28732323 Ext.218
E-mail: k.h.chang@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: The regional quality seed supply rate is expected to reach 90% and rice seed production capacity 4,000 tons.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Haiti
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Caribbean, Haiti
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2019/2/15
  • Date Updated:2021/7/30