- Submitted by: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
- Topic: Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture
- Keywords: Huanglongbing, HLB, Citrus, TaiwanICDF, OIRSA
- Location: Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador
- Date of completion: December 10, 2017
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Deliverables & Resources
Strengthening the Control of Huanglongbing and the Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Citrus Project
Partner(s)1.International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)
2.Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA)
Description/achievement of initiativeThis project aims to assist five countries (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua) to build capacity in disease prevention and treatment, as well as prevent the spread of HLB to two pest-free countries (El Salvador and Panama).
Implementation methodologiesOverall, the project will:
1.Promote the use of healthy citrus seedlings.
2.Promote IPM technologies.
3.Enhance diagnosis technologies.
4.Establish surveillance and reporting systems.
|Surveillance and reporting systems will be established in pest-free countries (El Salvador and Panama) and/or pest-free areas.||2017|
|Training on diagnosis will be provided to personnel in each beneficiary country, raising capacity to 50 percent.||2017|
|In each of the beneficiary countries, IPM technologies will be adopted across 25 percent of areas used for citrus production.||2017|
|In each of the beneficiary countries, 100 percent of HLB-infected citrus plants will be replaced by healthy seedlings.||2017|
|Financing (in USD)||$4,900,000|
|Staff / Technical expertise||1 project manager (Taiwan), 1 regional coordinator (OIRSA), 7 technical specialists (Taiwan), 7 country coordinator, 35 short term consultants (person-time)|