Status of initiative: N/a
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).

Implementation methodologies

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
Goal 15
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)
In-kind contribution
Financing (in USD)
4,900,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador
Date of completion: December 31, 2017
Contact information/focal point(s)
Ernesto Huang (TaiwanICDF),

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