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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Ghana
2. Title (Full name) Inland Valleys Rice Development Project
3. Project Location Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti, Eastern, Western, Central Regions
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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 )
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6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
AfDB
7. Budget UA 15 million
8. Project duration Start: 17/02/2004
(dd/mm/yy) End: 30/06/2009 (may postpone to June 2011)
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To enhance food security, reduce importation of rice and increase imcomes of small holder rice producers
Obj.: To increase incomes of smallholder rice producers, rice traders and processors by increasing the production of good quality local rice
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Smallholder rice producers, rice traders and processors
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11. Project component (activities) 1. Land management
2. Credit for crop development
3. Capacity building
4. Adaptive research and surveys
5. Project coordination
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 4,500 ha is developed within 25 inland valleys across 17 districts in 5 regions.
2. 200 km feeder road is rehabilitated and 80 km access tracks is improved.
3. 60,000 mt (36,000 mt of good quality milled rice) is produced.
4. 450 farmer groups is formed.
5. 9,000 farmers (1,600 women) and 40 men and 150 women rice millers and traders are directly benefited.
13. Inputs 1. Interim management team (4 members) since end-June 2007
2. team leader & rice production specialist
3. post-harvest and marketing specialist
4. water management engineer
5. financial controller
14. Implementing agency Directorate of Crop Service, Ministry of Food and Agriculture
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Delay of the implementation. A reconstituted project steering committee will provide policy guidance and direction for smooth implementation of the project.
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