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Supply Capacity - Korea (Republic of)

Supply Capacity - Korea (Republic of)

Information dated: 2017
Capacity Development of Farmer Based Organizations and Cooperatives in Northern - Ghana

Korea provided various capacity developing programs in order to strengthening extension service officers, community leaders and rural communities. The objective of the project was to (1) develop sustainable training programs and mechanisms for increased incomes and improve livelihoods for Farmer Based Organizations and Cooperatives, (2) to strengthen the formation and Organization and Cooperatives, (3) to enhance the entrepreneurial, processing and marketing skills & capacities. Duration of project is 4 years with budget of US$ 6 million.

Inclusive Rural Development in Nawalparasi − Nepal

Korea provides Nepal with almost US$ 8 million from 2014 to 2019. The objective of the project is to contribute in improving quality of life of the targeted people in Nawalparasi by developing agriculture, improving women & child primary healthcare, promoting good governance, and developing community capacity. Carried out by KOICA, the project consisted of: (i) construction and design of agriculture service center, collection center, etc.; (ii) supply agricultural equipment; (iii) Training to governors; and (iv) manage invitation program etc.

Improvement of Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops in Lebanon – Lebanon

Lebanese agriculture, which has long been known for the high quality and wide variety of its fresh fruits and vegetables (and a major exporter to neighboring countries), is falling behind in technological developments, varietal changes to meet market needs and horticultural industry changes. Therefore the quality of agricultural production has deteriorated and some of the traditional export markets have been lost. The project is designed to put in place two “Pilot Post harvest Refrigeration and Packaging Facilities” in two different regions in Lebanon (namely the Tyre and Aley) for citrus fruits. This will contribute to increasing farm income, developing value chains, and improving the quality, processing, marketing and exports of agricultural products in line with pillar 6 of Ministry of Agriculture’s Strategic Framework.

Rural Community Support Project (RCSP) – Rwanda

KOICA has been working for rural development in 7 districts over 4 provinces in Rwanda through this RCSP since 2014. KOICA and the Government of Rwanda (GoR) made commitments for the success of this project: KOICA committed US$ 11 million and the GoR US$ 1.5 million. Among KOICA’s share, US$ 8 million will be directly disbursed to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) for establishing the irrigation infrastructure and providing the extension service to the target regions. KOICA and the MINAGRI also jointly work in the SPIU (Single Project Implementation Unit) to share ideas, to give technical advice and to support each other. This project is expected to end at the end of 2018.

Establishment of Myanmar Agricultural Products Wholesales Market - Myanmar

In 2016, KOICA started carrying out the five-year wholesale market project with the budget of US$ 7.5 million. Modernizing the agricultural marketing system in Myanmar, the project aims to construct a commercially self-sustaining wholesale market, complete with attendant physical infrastructure. The project involves the masterplan, construction, equipment and operation of the wholesale market, which provides an efficient and modern control system for supply, distribution and marketing of food products in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

Sustainable, Inclusive Rice Value Chain Development in Podor - Senegal

This project is a US$ 8.5 million project funded by Korea, from 2016 to 2022.  The objective of the project is to achieve Senegal’s national rice self-sufficiency through improving the following stages of production and sales of the rice value chain. The components of this project are: (i) Establishment of farmer’s organization (Union) and reinforcement of marketing networks; (ii) Enhancement of farmer’s capacity; (iii) Enhancing infrastructures for sustainable rice production.

Shrimp Farming and Research Centre Development– Algeria

Korea provided Algeria with US$6,170,000 to set up a shrimp farming and research centre. The objective of the project was to contribute to develop technology and enhance the capacity of human resources in the field of shrimp farming by sharing Koreas experience and skills. Carried out by KOICA, the project consisted of i) construction of shrimp culture research center; ii) dispatch of experts; iii) training program for Algerian officials in Korea; and iv) provision of equipment and materials.

Development of Technology for Fisheries Resources Enhancement in Angola–Angola

The project is aimed at alleviating food shortage problem in Angola through development of fisheries resources technologies and human capacity with the Korea government US$6,000,000 provision over a seven year period (2011-2018). Carried out by KOICA, the project consists of the three following activities: (i) the construction of a Hatchery and a Laboratory with necessary equipment for fisheries resources; (ii) capacity building of Angola officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural development and Fisheries; and (iii) dispatch of Korean fishery science experts for the joint research and technical advice. In order to achieve the goals of the project, KOICA and the Angola government cooperate closely under the mutual understanding of the both parties.

Master Plan and Engineering Design for the Establishment of Industrial Complex in Boyolali District - Indonesia

The need to develop Boyolali District as one of the most potential region in the central Java Province, in line with National Long and Middle Term Development Plan to boost and accelerate region’s economic growth through the strengthen of industrial sector, Korea carried out a project from 2011-2014 through KOICA for the Master Plan and Detailed Engineering Design for the Establishment of the Industrial Complex in Boyolali District. This project has 3 main purposes: i) to develop master plan and conduct feasibility study on the establishment of industrial complex, especially for textile industry in Boyolali District, ii) conduct basic and detailed designs of the textile industrial complex in Boyolali District, and iii) improve the technical and administrative capacity of the Ministry of Industry, Provincial Government of Central Java, and Boyolali District by transferring Korea’s experience, knowledge, and know-how.

Korea contributed US$4,800.000 on the project and in order to achieve the project’s outcome, Korea provided experts, training programs, workshops, and managed the project which provided platform for Indonesian textile industry to develop and transferring advance systematic technology.

Strengthening Competitiveness for Colombian Automotive part industry – Colombia

This is a US$ 5.2 million project funded by Korea over a 4 year period (2016 – 2020) through KOICA. The project specific object aims in particular at enhancing the quality and productivity of the automotive supply chain. It will have five complementary components (referred to as outputs) to be implemented over a period of four years.  The overall objective of the project is to foster Colombia's integration into the regional and multilateral trading systems and supply chains by enhancing its trade capacities, competitiveness and performance, etc.

Enhancing the Capacity of production and distribution of high-quality rice seeds - Philippines

The Korean government supported projects for improving rice processing facility based upon its past development experiences in rural and agricultural area. This project supported Philippines for making high-quality rice seeds and enhancing the volume of rice production. It composed of 3 part of activity: (i) Construct the building for seed processing facility; (ii) Purchase and install equipment for seed testing and certification; and  (iii) Capacity building and conduct training for Philippine personnel in Korea and in the Philippines. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and National Seed Quality Control Services (NSQCS) are Partner organization in Philippines.

Korea carried out this project from 2013 to 2017 and funded a USD 4,000,000 in Nueva Ecija in Philippines.

ILO Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low-Income Countries: Supporting the implementation of the ILO/G20 Training Strategy for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth – Mozambique and Nepal

Korea has been supporting ILO from 2014 to 2017 to implement the project regarding enhancement of employment and productivity in Mozambique and Nepal by contributing US$ 4,000,000. The project aims to build capacity of the target countries for promoting employment and productivity and to improve the collection and use of skills indicators, and is expected to contribute to commitments of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) in the area of Human Resources development (HRD). The project is composed of three components: (i) capacity building of relevant stakeholders for employment in Mozambique, (ii) institutional capacity advancement of Employment Service Centers in Nepal, and (iii) knowledge sharing among LICs and G20 members on skills for employment and productivity.

Jalaur River Multipurpose Dam– Philippines

The Jalaur River Multipurpose Project-II is to relieve poverty and generate employment opportunities with increased agricultural production. This project is to provide year-round irrigation for increased agricultural production to the 22,340 ha of the 5 existing irrigation systems and 9,500ha of currently rain-fed areas. By building a penstock that is ready for a 6.6Megawatt hydro-electric power plant, the project enables to supplement the power supply in the province. And it can bring positive effect on supply of good quality and potable water for domestic and industrial consumption in the nearby municipalities including Iloilo City.

Irrigation Facility Development– Mali

Korea provided Mali with US$ 21,584,000 to develop agricultural sector in Djenné, Mali. The objective of the project was to contribute to sustainable increase in agro-pastoral and fish production by intensifying the use of irrigated areas with full water control and increasing controlled flooding area while helping to preserve the environment. The project is consisted of (i) manufacture and installation of Aubert Shutters, (ii) provision and installation of equipment for the Djenné sill, etc.

Technology Development Center Extension − Kenya

In 2007, Korea implemented a US$10.74 million-project funded by EDCF to support the Technology Development Center and strengthen human resource development in Kenya.The objectives of the project were to contribute to Kenyan economic development by providing quality training opportunities to workers and to enhance sustainability by introducing income-generating activities. The project consisted of: (i) the construction of new buildings such as conference hall and ICT center, etc.; (ii) the provision of training equipment and facilities including college transportation vehicles; and (iii) the education and training.