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Project Name: Fruit and Vegetable Production and Nutrition Enhancement Project
Project Description: This project is to improve the health of the people of our diplomatic allies Tuvalu by assisting in increasing the production of fruits and vegetables, promoting the cultivation technology of outer islands, and publicizing the concept of nutrition and healthy diet.
The 4 project content are as follows: 1. Instruct the cultivation techniques of fruits and vegetables in the Hope Garden of Vaitupu outer island, assist in the demonstration of the cultivation of fruits and vegetables in the garden of Motufoua Secondary School, and provide stable vegetable and fruit for the school group meals and the islanders; 2. Enhance the cultivation of climate resilient agriculture and the technical capabilities of agricultural extension officer in the outer islands; 3. Guide the fruit and vegetable cultivation demonstration of the Friendship Garden on the Funafuti island, and establish a fruit and vegetable production area on the Funafala islet to increase the types and quantities of fruit and vegetables in the market; 4. Organize fruit and vegetable nutrition promotion, cooking and competition activities to increase interest in fruit and vegetable consumption; Short-term nutrition professionals are also dispatched to investigate the actual intake of fruits and vegetables, multiple dietary scores, nutritional knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the beneficiary students.
Implementation Start Date: 2021/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2024/12/31
Project Objectives: The goals of the project are as follows:
1. Fruit and vegetable production:
(1) 920,000 vegetable and fruit seedlings.
(2) 246 metric tons of fruits and vegetables.
2. Vegetable and fruit cultivation training and promotion:
(1) Handle 32 workshops and train 128 people.
(2) Compile a set of promotional materials for vegetable and fruit cultivation and compost production.
(3) 12 results presentation sessions will be held.
(4) Produce 4 reports on the promotion of outer islands.
(5) Counseling 20 household vegetable gardens in Funafuti island and 10 household vegetable gardens on the Vaitupu outer island.
3. Community and school diet and nutrition promotion activities:
(1) Compile a set of educational materials for dietary nutrition.
(2) Compile a questionnaire on nutrition knowledge, attitude, and behavior.
(3) 8 fruit and vegetable nutrition promotion and cooking demonstrations.
(4) Motufoua Secondary School students consume 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day, and the score for multi-dietary is raised to 5.
4. Climatic resilient agricultural cultivation:
(1) Set up 1 water-saving cultivation demonstration area.
(2) Produce 1,020 metric tons of compost.
(3) Ser up 2 elevated or potted cultivation demonstration areas, 1 on the main island and 1 on the outer islands.
(4) 36 rainwater collection and storage buckets will be added to the main island and outer islands.
(5) Install 1 micro-weather monitoring equipment.
Executing Agency: Taiwan Technical Mission in Tuvalu
Ministry of Local Government and Agriculture
Current Progress: To the end of March 2021, the following activities have been completed:
1.Produce 71,636 vegetable and fruit seedlings(53,152 seedlings in Funafuti Island, 18,484 seedlings in Vaitupu Island).
2.Produce 9.29 metric tons of fruits and vegetables(5.42metric tons in Funafuti Island,3.87 metric tons in Vaitupu Island).
3.Produce 60 metric tons of compost(33 metric tons in Funafuti Island, 27 metric tons in Vaitupu Island).
4.Handle 1 workshop for Nukelaelae Island and 4 participants have been trained.
5.Organize 10 home gardens in Funafuti Island.
Project Performance: Guide the Friendship Garden on Funafuti island, Hope Garden on Vaitupu outer island and develop a new garden on Funafala islet and produce 70% fruit and vegetable of Funafuti and providing 70% fruit and vegetable demand of the group meals in Motufoua Secondary School.
Project Coordinator Name: Ms. Elisa Yu-chi CHANG
Project Coordinator Phone: 886-2-2873-2323 ext.221
Project Coordinator E-mail: yc.chang@icdf.org.tw
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Tuvalu
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Tuvalu
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2021/2/2
  • Date Updated:2021/4/21