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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Dissemination of new rice varieties in Nigeria using participatory varietal selection (PVS) approach
3. Project Location Ekiti and Kaduna States
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3
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)
Gatsby Charitable and Rockefeller Foundations
7. Budget
8. Project duration Start: 2001
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2005
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Enhancement of rice production
Obj.: Intoroduction of new rice varieties to farmers and selection of best ones by farmers themselves
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Small-holder farmers
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11. Project component (activities) 1. Participatory varietal selection (PVS) methodology in selected States
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. New varieties are officially released by Government on account of high adoption by farmers.
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency WARDA-Nigeria
15. Status of the project 4 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Only a small percent of all rice farmers benefited because of lack of seed of varieties released through PVS. A large scale multiplication of seed is necessary.

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