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Information Sheet of Concept Notes  in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Cameroon
2. Title (Full name) Support project for rice variety research and conservation of breeder seed
3. Project Location IRAD and its regional offices in the 5 agroecology zones
4. Type of project



1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields of support (multiple selection) 2






1. Policy, 2. R & D, 3. Extension & Training, 4. Production, 5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit, 9. Seed, 10. Other ( specify below )
10.
6. Funding Sources (Funding agency) PTF and Cameroon State
7. Budget
8. Duration
7 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Improve rice production in order to ensure food security and increase rice producer income
Obj.: - Improve the rice varieties in order to increase the irrigated and rain-fed rice yields in the 5 ZAEs


10. Target beneficiaries Direct: IRAD
Sec: All rice producers
11. Project component (activities) 1.
Inventory and description of the existing varieties in all the ZAEs
2.
Capacity building for researchers and quality control agents
3.
Selection and creation of high yielding varieties for all the ZAEs
4.
Support to the maintenance and conservation of the high yielding varieties
12. Expected results (outputs) 1.
High yielding irrigated and rain-fed rice varieties are available
2.
Infrastructure for breeder seed multiplication is created in the 5 ZAEs
3.
Infrastructures for maintenance and conservation is created
4.
Capacity for researches and quality control agents is strengthened
13. Indicators M-E 1.
Number of rain-fed and irrigated rice varieties created
2.
Number of infrastructure for breeder and foundation seed multiplication
3.
Number of infrastructure for seed maintenance and conservation created
4.
Number of researchers and quality control agents trained
14. Implementing Agency
IRAD and MINADER
15. Status of the Project

1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/Problems