Taiwan donates agricultural equipment
The Government of Taiwan, through its embassy in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) last Friday, March 26, handed over a quantity of equipment and supplies to support the local agriculture sector.
The embassy said in a release, that the 133 pieces of equipment, which it referred to as assets, included tillers, spraying machines, compost fermentation machines, computers, printers and office equipment.
They were handed over by Taiwan’s ambassador Calvin Ho, to Minister of Agriculture Saboto Ceasar, under the ‘Farmers Organisations strengthening and improving fruit and vegetable production technology project’.
The project falls within a bilateral co-operation programme between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which was launched in 2015 and completed in 2018.
It contributed to the strengthening of the administration and operation of the nine local Farmer’s Cooperatives that participated in the project, improving cultivation techniques in more than eight kinds of vegetables, and increasing the product volume of agricultural commodities in SVG by over 20 percent.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Over the years, the co-operation in agriculture has been one of the pillars that demonstrate the solidarity between the two countries. The Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are determined to continue deepening and broadening the co-operation with the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the years to come.