Strengthening the Control of Huanglongbing and the Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Citrus Project
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.


1.International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) 2.Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA)
Deliverable Date
In each of the beneficiary countries, 100 percent of HLB-infected citrus plants will be replaced by healthy seedlings. 2017
In each of the beneficiary countries, IPM technologies will be adopted across 25 percent of areas used for citrus production. 2017
Training on diagnosis will be provided to personnel in each beneficiary country, raising capacity to 50 percent. 2017
Surveillance and reporting systems will be established in pest-free countries (El Salvador and Panama) and/or pest-free areas. 2017
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $4,900,000
In-kind contribution 1661495
Staff / Technical expertise 1 project manager (Taiwan), 1 regional coordinator (OIRSA), 7 technical specialists (Taiwan), 7 country coordinator, 35 short term consultants (person-time)

  • Location: Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador
  • Date of completion: December 31, 2017
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Ernesto Huang (TaiwanICDF), Project Manager,

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