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Information Sheet of Concept Notes developed during WW2 in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Ethiopia
2. Title (Full name) Development of ecology specific and market preferred rice varieties in Ethiopia
3. Project Location Major rice producing regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, SNNP, Oromia, Gambella, Afar, Somali, Tigrai and Benshangul Gumuz)
4. Type of project 1
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1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields of support (multiple selection) 2
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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. Suggested Funding agency JICA, USAID, BMGF/ATA, FAO, IRRI,AGRA, ARC, AfDB, WB, IFAD
7. Budget 1.1 million USD
8. Duration
3 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To develop rice varieties with improved adaptation to local rice ecosystems and with consumer preferred traits
Obj.: - To develop high yielding varieties adapted to each ecologies
- To develop varieties that satisfy consumer preferences,
- To develop stress tolerant (salt, cold, drought, acidity) rice varieties
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers/producers and consumers
Sec: Seed producers, millers, Traders, Agro dealers, Consumers
11. Project component (activities) 1.
Identify the consumer preferred traits through surveys and appraisals
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Introduction and evaluation rice accessions in different rice ecosystems
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Evaluation of rice varieties for aroma and other cooking quality traits
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Introduction and participatory adaptability test of elite rice varieties for each ecology
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Provision of breeder and pre-basic rice seeds
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12. Expected results (outputs) 1.
Ecology specific varieties selected and released
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Quality and consumers prefered rice varieties selected and promoted
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Adequate breeder and pre-basic seeds made available
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