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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Multinational NERICA Rice Dissemination Project
3. Project Location Kaduna, Taraba, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo and Nasarawa States
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 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)
African Development Bank
7. Budget UA 5.57 million (USD 7.72 million)
8. Project duration Start: 2005
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Enhancement of rice production and increase of household income of small farmeres
Obj.: To support small-scale rice producers to improve production and their household incomes through the transfer of NERICA rice varieties and complementary technologies

10. Target beneficiaries Direct: About 65,000 smallholder rice farm families
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11. Project component (activities) 1. Technology transfer
2. Production support
3. Capacity building
4. Project coordination
5. (WARDA-Nigeria) NERIBOX introductory package: NERICA 1 (FARO 55) 15 kg, complimentary fertilizer, herbicide and insecticide for 1/4 ha
6. (WARDA-Nigeria) Participatory varietal selection (PVS) activities on lowland NERICAs since 2005
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Access of small-holder farmers to high yielding rice varieties and complimentary technologies is enhanced.
2. NERICA will be cultivated in 180,000 ha.
3. Production of NERICA rice is increased to 162,000 tons by the end of project life.
13. Inputs 1. 15 Project staff
2. Financial inputs from AfDB
3. Financial inputs from Federal Government of Nigeria
4. Researchers of WARDA-Nigeria
14. Implementing agency National Food Reserve Agency, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
WARDA-Nigeria
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Delay in release of funds by AfDB and Federal Government.
Strong demand for NERICA seeds by farmers. Late arrival of NERIBOXES.
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