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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Ghana
2. Title (Full name) Development of Rice Varieties with Enhanced Nitrogen-Use Efficiency and Salt Tolerance (NUE-EST-AATF)
3. Project Location Asanti Region-Bomfa
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)
USAID


7. Cost Total: US 79,760


8. Project duration Start: 2010

(dd/mm/yy) End: 2015

9. Goal and objectives Goal: To develop rice varieties with enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, salt tolerance agronomic traits and water use efficeincy

Obj.: To develop upland and lowland varieties with improved water and Nitrogen use efficiency and tolerant to salinity.

10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice farmers
Secondary:
11. Project component (activities) 1.
Breeding (crossing. On-farm testing, varietal realease
2.
Milling and Sensory tests on Nerica 4 and Lowland Nerica 9
3.
Seed Multiplication
4.
Dissemination of improved seeds
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. varieties with high nitrogen and water use efficiency and salt tolerant

2. varieties acceptable to Ghanaian consumers

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13. Inputs collaboration with advanced laboratories
14. Implementing agency Leading: CSIR-CRI, CSIR-SRI
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, Nitrogen, salinity, efficiency