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Information Sheet of Concept Notes developed during WW2 in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Ethiopia
2. Title (Full name) Strengthening the capacity of soil testing laboratory services
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, YARA
7. Budget 5.4 million USD
8. Duration
3 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve the capacities and efficiencies of existing soil testing laboratories in rice growing regions
Obj.: - To strengthen and equip soil laboratory services
- To increase access of soil testing services to rice producers
- To increase the capacity of soil technicians
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers/producers
Sec: Seed producers, Agro-dealers, Traders, Consumers and Institutions
11. Project component (activities) 1.
Provide short term training to soil technicians
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Procurement of Laboratory equipments and
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Establish linkage with beneficiaries and promote the use of services of the soil testing laboratories
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12. Expected results (outputs) 1.
Soil testing laboratories strengthened
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Access to soil testing services increased
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Skills of soil technicians improved
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