The Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) recently invited Ngaramaiberel to a take tour at their facility while learning new techniques on how to plant and maintain crops, such as fruit trees, vegetables, and taros. 42 participants attended the field trip on July 30, with the bus departing from Palau Community College at 8:30am and returning from TTM at 3:00pm.
The field trip was part of an ongoing effort to address food security issues and the revival of taro patch farms in Palau through the Taiwan Techncal Mission (TTM), Palau Community Action Agency (PCAA), and Palau Community College Extention Program (PCC-CRE).
The Ngaramaiberel Project consists of 2 project sites which are located at Ngermid and Meyuns. The project was made possible through a grant funded by the SGP-Small Grants Program, technical assistance from USAID, and JM Services. The Ngaramaiberel has focused on developing adaptation measures for agriculture, specifically for taro (lowland) farms experiencing salt-water intrusion and crop farming on upland areas with poor soil conditions.
These initiatives are intended to help sustain the production of local crops, many of which are central to traditional Palauan diets.