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1. Country Sierra Leone
2. Title (Full name) Agricultural Development Project in Kambia
3. Project Location Kambia district
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 2 3 4 6
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 source
(Funding agency)
JICA
7. Cost Total: US$ 3,500,000
8. Project duration Start: 02/2006
(dd/mm/yy) End: 03/2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Productivity of food crops is improved up to self-sufficiency level and food security in Kambia district is improved.
Obj.: To strengthen agricultural technical support system in Kambia district
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Staff at the Kambia District Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS)
Secondary: Model farmers at pilot villages
11. Project component (activities) 1. Conduct surveys (baseline survey, market survey, machinery survey, etc.)
2. Procure equipments
3. Improve MAFFS-K facilities
4. Conduct pilot projects for rice (at 7 villages in 2007 and 2008)
5. Conduct pilot trials for vegetables (at two villages in 2007 and 2008 )
6. Prepare agricultural technical packages and agricultural technical guidelines
7. Conduct training
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Agricultural support system of MAFFS-K is improved
2. Agricultural technical package to improve agricultural productivity is formulated
3. Agricultural technical support guidelines for farmers is developed
13. Inputs 1. JICA experts (Chief Advisor, agric. extension, rice cultivation, vegetable cultivation, post-harvest handling, project coordination)
2. Equipments necessary for the project (vehicle(s), motorcycles, generator, office equipments, etc.)
3. Cost for training and workshops
14. Implementing agency Leading: JICA
Cooperate: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS); MAFFS Kambia District Office (MAFFS-K); Rice Research Station, Rokupr (RRS-R)
15. Status of the project 4 1?Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Ministry's commitment to this project is very low
17. Person in charge Name: Eriko KOBAYASHI e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Key Word: technical package, rice produtivity, training