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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries

1. Country

Ghana

2. Title (Full name)

Special Programme for Food Security in Ghana

3. Project Location

Bolgatanga, East Gonja, Tano, Jasikan, Dangbe East Districts

4. Type of project


1

1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector

5. Field of support



3

4

7

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.

Capacity building

6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)

FAO

7. Budget

USD 1.26 million

8. Project duration

Start:

April, 2002

(dd/mm/yy)

End:

2007

9. Goal and objectives

Goal:

Demonstration of improvement of output and income of rural small farmers



Obj.:

To increase small holders' productivity and improve household food security
To develop management capacities of farmers and farmers' association
To demonstrate, with full involvement of small scale farmers, a wide range of viable opprtunities for deversifying and raising their incomes

10. Target beneficiaries

Direct:

smallhold farmers

Sec.:

11. Project component (activities)

1.

Water control

2.

Crop Intensification

3.

Diversification and constraint analysis

12. Expected results (outputs)

1.

10 ha of land improved with bunds for water harvesting

2.

Capacity of 32 FGs is strengthened to participate in crop intensification activities.

3.

Capacity of agric extention agents is improved to organize farmer field schools.

4.

Capacity of FGs is strengthed to engage in improved livestock development.

5.

Constraint analysis is undertaken to assess technology adoption mitigating factors.

13. Inputs

1.


17 experts and technicians from China as a South-South Cooperation

14. Implementing agency

Ministry of Food and Agriculture

15. Status of the project

4.

1. Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed

16. Issues/problems