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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Ghana
2. Title (Full name) Improving Yield, Quality and Adaptability of Upland and Rainfed Lowland Rice Varieties in Ghana to Reduce
3. Project Location Nobewam, Hohoe, Aframso, Atebubu
4. Type of project 1.



1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (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.
Capacity Building
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
AGRA


7. Cost Total: US 184,820


8. Project duration Start: 2009

(dd/mm/yy) End: 2012

9. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve food security and incomes of small holder farmers through the use of high yielding and high quality rice

Obj.: To develop high yielding upland and lowland varieties that combine good grain quality and good adaptation to the target zones
To select and evaluate the new improved vareties in the target zones using farmer participatory
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers, consumers
Secondary: Policy makers
11. Project component (activities) 1.
Breeding for high yield and consumer acceptable varieties
2.
Participatory evaluation of selected varieties at different targeted ecozones
3.
Dissemination of released varieties
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12. Expected results (outputs) 1. high yielding and consumer acceptable varieties released

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13. Inputs Collaboration (MoFA, Cornell University, SARI, FRI, AfricaRice, IRRI, TechnoServe)
14. Implementing agency Leading: CSIR-CRI
Cooperate:
15. Status of the project 3.
1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge Name: e-mail:
Key Word: rice, high yielding, consumer acceptability,