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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Ghana
2. Title (Full name) NERICA Rice Dissemination Project
3. Project Location Tolon-Kumbungu District (Northern Region), Ejura-Sekyedumase District (Ashanti Region), Hohoe Municipality (Volta Region)
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 5 9 10
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. awareness campaigns iincluding HIV/AIDS/Malaria
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
AfDB
7. Budget USD 3,667,326
8. Project duration Start: May, 2005
(dd/mm/yy) End: December, 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Poverty reduction and food security
Obj.: To increase rice production and rice import substitution through enhanced access to high yielding upland rice varieties,
To contribute indirectly to HIV/AIDS and Malaria control
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: producers (subsistant farmers), processors, traders, seed growers
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11. Project component (activities) 1. Technology transfer
2. Production support
3. Capacity building
4. Project coordination
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. About 20,000 mt of rice is produced.
2. Net income of upland rice growers is enhanced.
3. The role of private sector in marketing of lacally grown rice is enhanced.
4. Scarece foreign exchange is saved.
5. Positive impact on poverty reduction is made.
13. Inputs 1. Fertilizer & agrichemicals by MOFA counterfund. Farmers need to return.
14. Implementing agency Directorate of Crop Service, Ministry of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with WARDA
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Absence of input support to farmers will limit the level of NERICA grain production.
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