Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has had diplomatic ties with Taiwan since 1999. Taiwan Technical Mission has been posted in Palau more than 30 years even long before the establishment of the diplomatic relations. Taiwan Technical Mission has helped the farmers in Palau develop some fruits and vegetables. Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau said now farmers form Palau-Taiwan Farmers’ Association, an organization dedicated to promoting the livelihoods of the farmers with the aim to reduce dependence on food imports.
Even though Palau has not been that much affected by the climate change, some of the low-lying islands have suffered flood as waters have risen in some islands where they have to build seawalls. Palau is made up of around 340 small islands. Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil said the government has been developing green energy and researching the potential of wind energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, wave energy and energy storage technologies. Taiwan has helped build solar power panels.