Phase1: International Cooperation
Phase 2: Expanding business cooperation and demonstrating plant cultivation in Belize
Phase 3: Expand the planting scale and build an automatic production factory to expand the export market
Agriforward is the first social enterprise to solve food and agriculture sustainability problems with scientific methods in Taiwan. We address conflicts between humans and the environment through scientific, food design, and advocacy.
In Areguá, San Lorenzo, Mariano Roque Alonso, Puerto Antequera, and Eusebio Ayala in Paraguay, people lack of resources and also led to a serious digital education gap. The teachers and students don’t have a chance to use intelligent equipment in education.
Hire five teachers to receive multimedia teaching training, and regularly conduct extracurricular multimedia online courses after negotiating the time with the cooperative schools. The courses’ contents will focus on Spanish, Guarani and children’s rights.
Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. In 1996, it obtained the General Consultative Status of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and has offices in about 50 countries around the world. Good Neighbors Taiwan was established in July 2019. Mainly committed to the advocacy and education of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we also support and care for vulnerable children and high-risk families, assisting the autonomous development of communities in developing countries. We are partners with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan ICDF, New Taipei City Government, and the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center.
To promote the development of local agriculture via innovative technologies, our proposal consists of two main sections: “Nanocarbon Crystal Ball Protective Agent” and “Patented Modular Smart Greenhouse and Natural Preservative”:
Charco is a smart agricultural science and technology company which develops and sells novel agricultural products, including natural plant protective agents, anti-ripening agents, post-harvest preservation agents, IOT automation systems, etc.. Now, we focus on the promotion and development of agricultural products.
This project targets local agricultural cooperatives in Guatemala that mainly grow greenhouse and open field vegetable crops for domestic and foreign sales.
DATAYOO collects local data by means of AIoT system mechanism, crop physiological model research, and research on the market price of agricultural supply chain, etc. Through data analysis and AI core technology, it can be established to predict the harvest schedule of large-scale or scattered fields, assist the agricultural industry chain to respond to or transfer risks in advance, and develop cross-industry data application service solutions.
Roaster in Chief, Shih-ru Wang
Sargasso Recycle & Development Lab (SRD Lab) has mature technology for marine algae cultivation and application. Connecting industrial resources, they offer the best algae application program to solve this environmental issue.
San Ignacio and Santa Elena except a total population of 18,000, reaching 52% of the total population. There are 65% of villages in Belize have a population size of less than 1000 people. The poverty status in Belize also cause the following problems :
Hyweb Technology focuses on four fields, including e-government, e-book, e-payment, and information security. Using technology to make the world better is their vision. Hyweb Technology assists governments and corporations simplify the administrative process, strengthen the effect of information transmission, and improve productivity and competitiveness.
The Organizer｜International Cooperation and Development Fund
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) is dedicated to boosting socio-economic development, enhancing human resources and promoting economic relations in a range of developing partner countries. We also offer humanitarian assistance and provide aid in the event of natural disasters or international refugee crises. Our work is tailor-made to the local needs of each partner country. Our assistance covers a variety of contemporary development issues such as environment, public health, agriculture, education and information and communications technology. We believe that as a stronger, more professional organization, we will be better placed to advise decision-making bodies within our government. Efforts to improve our own organization will also help us to deepen the coverage of our projects and transfer technological know-how to our partners.
The Adviser｜Ministry of Foreign Affairs
執行單位｜Impact Hub Taipei
The Implementer｜Impact Hub Taipei
Impact Hub是全球最大的社會創新網絡。Impact Hub Taipei於2015年成立，是華語世界第一間Impact Hub，也是台灣第一間通過B型企業認證的共同工作空間與影響力孵化器。在台灣以「老屋新生空間營運」、「社會創新孵化加速」、「企業永續顧問服務」、「全球社群網絡計畫」為主要服務面向，持續創造對全球永續發展的正面影響。
Impact Hub is the biggest social innovation global network in the world. Impact Hub Taipei was founded in 2015. We are the first Impact Hub in the Sinophone world, and also very honored to be the first co-working space and impact incubator that granted the B Corporation certification in Taiwan. Our services focus on Space Innovation and Operation, Incubation and Acceleration, Impact Consulting and Research, as well as Global Community and Program. We make a Sustainable impact locally and globally!
Honduras: There is a huge gap between urban and rural areas in Honduras. Importing agricultural machinery to enhance agro-business efficiency and developing agro-products (such as avocado derivatives) and their markets are necessary for Honduras. In addition, Taiwanese enterprises and organizations have the potential to assist the rural economy by promoting the traditional and unique culture of Honduras, due to its indigenous culture, textiles, and pottery, which are attractive to international tourists.
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis: The tourism industry is a keystone of the national development vision of St. Christopher and Nevis. However, tourism to the country is still underdeveloped. Taiwan has had a successful experience applying the cultural and creative industries to tourism over many years. Taiwanese enterprises are able to apply Taiwanese models to improve the processing techniques for agro-products and create brands with local features. In addition, they could also assist SMEs with the provision of loans or technologies.
Haiti: Charcoal is Haiti’s primary fuel, but the process of charcoal production continues to damage the forests. Even while the country’s forest coverage rate has fallen to 5%, Haitian’s still choose charcoal, causing significantly greater environmental damage, rather than using the higher-priced gas fuel. Rice is the main food crop in Haiti, and converting rice straw into biofuel is practical and has long been studied in Taiwan. It would be a remarkable and breakthrough if the techniques of converting rice straw into biomass fuels could be applied in Haiti.
Belize: Since many rural villages in Belize are far away from the main water pipelines, local water corporations are unable to extend their services to those places. However, according to the Belize National Weather Service, rainfall from June to November in Belize is enough to cover local use if a rainwater storage system is constructed in rural villages. The TaiwanICDF hopes Taiwanese enterprises and organizations can combine local infrastructure and water purification systems to improve the accessibility of clean water resources in Belize.
Saint Lucia: The TaiwanICDF is cooperating with the government of Saint Lucia on the Project for ICT in Education. However, the local primary and secondary schools as well as public libraries lack digital libraries and managerial systems, slowing the development of digital education and e-learning. Moreover, students’ written and artistic works are not effectively preserved or shared, an obstacle to the effective accumulation of experience and learning. There is a need for businesses and CSOs to find innovative solutions to these weaknesses.
Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis: The Saint Kitts and Nevis government is putting more emphasis on educational technology resources for local elementary and middle schools and is focusing especially on mathematics and applied science. By promoting informatization and digitalization, and equipping them with educational technologies and resources, the TaiwanICDF expects to help more students align with global trends and widen their horizons.
Guatemala: In Guatemala, indigenous women suffer from gender and racial inequality in work opportunities and wages. The Taiwanese enterprises and organizations could develop assistance in integrating community resources and lowering the barriers for women entrepreneurs with the provision of various gender-friendly business opportunities.
Paraguay: In response to COVID-19, Paraguay is improving digitalization among its industries. The TaiwanICDF has launched the Project to Strengthen Capacity to Support Development of MSMEs in Paraguay, in order to expand and accelerate the growth of the fashion industry and its development. The TaiwanICDF encourages Taiwanese enterprises and organizations to bring over more digital resources and virtual tools, such as virtual fitting rooms and other marketing tools for a better online consumer experience.