Description/achievement of initiative
This 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).
Overall, 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.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF); Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA)
Surveillance and reporting systems will be established in pest-free countries (El Salvador and Panama) and/or pest-free areas.
In each of the beneficiary countries, 100 percent of HLB-infected citrus plants will be replaced by healthy seedlings.
Training on diagnosis will be provided to personnel in each beneficiary country, raising capacity to 50 percent.
In each of the beneficiary countries, IPM technologies will be adopted across 25 percent of areas used for citrus production.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
1 project manager (Taiwan), 1 regional coordinator (OIRSA), 7 technical specialists (Taiwan), 7 country coordinator, 35 short term consultants (person-time)
Financing (in USD)