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Taro Flour Making Workshop Launched by TTM
On April 19th and 20th, the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) launched a Taro Flour Making Workshop at the Training Center of TTM in Nekken, Aimeliik. TaiwanICDF, the headquarters of TTM, invited a food processing expert, Dr. Yung-Ho Chang, to conduct the workshop that enables Palauan to find a way to use modern machines to prolong the shelf life of taros. The specialist of the Palau Community College, Mr. Dalton Thomas, also demonstrated the making of some foods using taro flour. Dr. Chang got the Ph.D. of Food Technology in Iowa State University, and is currently the Professor of Department of Food and Nutrition of Providence University in Taiwan, specializing in food chemistry, food processing and cereal chemistry.
Faustina K. Rehuher-Marugg, Minister of State, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Peter Hsieh, and Mr. Fernando Sengebau, Director of the Bureau of Agriculture, attended the first day morning’s opening ceremony. Minister Marugg gave remarks in opening ceremony. She mentioned that Palau can upgrade the processing technique of taro and can manufacture high quality products to sell to tourists, so Palau farmers can improve their livelihood through restarting the farming of their abandoned taro field and producing taro for processed products.
Over 30 participants attended this workshop from different organizations, including: Palau Resource Institute (PRI), Dilisor Agriculture Association in Ngarchelong (DAAN), Palau-Taiwan Farmers’ Association (PTFA), Palau Organic Growers’ Association (POGA), women representatives of Melekeok, Ngaraard and Ngeremlengui.
During the workshop, Dr. Chang introduced the factors affecting the making of taro flour and demonstrated the facility operation. He also shared the experience of food processing in Taiwan. All the participants, including the Minister of State, were satisfied with the information of processing technique which they learned in this workshop. Due to space limit, this term of workshop was available only for members of some associations. The public can attend the similar workshops in the 3rd and 4th quarters this year held by the TTM.
House Party ra rengelekel a William Remengesau
Thursday, March 15, 2018
@ SLC – PC @ 6:00pm – 12:00am
House Party ra Elvira Franz ma ngelekel ra Umerei Andres
Saturday, March 17, 2018
@ Riptide Bar & Grill @ 6:00pm – 12:00am
House Party ra Godwin Siliang ma bechil ra Yorang Olebuu
Saturday, March 17, 2018
@ SLC – PC @ 6:00pm – Closing Time
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Place: Techukill el mo soiiseb ra Desbedall
Dates: Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: A class next to PCC Continuing Education Office, but you will be guided by staffs once visited the office.
House-to-house daily inspection to begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Koror State Sanitation Officers, beginning at Ngermid (Ngesaol) and finishing up at Ngerkebesang. Residents and business owners are hereby urged to cooperate and clean their respective surroundings. Please call (680) 488-3133/4457, Mon-Fri/8:00am-4:30pm for any questions and speak with Program Coordinator Roy Francisco.
Election: Monday, March 5, 2018
– Ngchesechang – Ked Community Center
– Oikull – Ked Community Center
– Ordomel – Bai ra Melengel
– Ngerusar – Bai ra Oberaod
– Ngeruluobel – Bai ra Oberaod
– Ngetkib – Bai ra Oberaod
Date: Saturday – February 1`7, 2018
Place: Airai Side – Uchul A Did
Time: 1200pm Noon – 6:00pm
From: Badrei Kinsak JP Ililau, Pastor
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Venue: Osiaol er a Chadirengul a Hesus, Ikelesia er a Oreor
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm