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1. Country Sierra Leone
2. Title (Full name) Use of STABEX Transfers Project (USTP)
3. Project Location Bombali, Kailahun, Kenema, Kono district
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 6 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. Mechanization
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
EU
7. Budget US$2.1million
8. Project duration Start: 2007
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To enhance the income and livelihood of farmers through the production, processing and marketing of rice.
Obj.:
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Small scale farmers
Sec.: MAFFS HQ and extension staff
11. Project component (activities) 1. Registere 5,418 small farmers and 34 master farmers
2. Supplied 500 tons of seed rice and 27,000 farm tools
3. Construct 3 seed stores and 3 drying floors
4. Establish 3 market points
5. Train representatives of farmers' groups and MAFFS extension agents
6. Procure rice 10 hullers, 25 threshers, 37,000 empty bags and 280 tarpaulin sheets
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. increased production of rice
2. improved processing of rice
3. improved marketing of rice
4. strengthened rice farmers associations
13. Inputs 1. expertise
2. studies on export crops (cocoa, coffee, oil palm)
3. extension support to small farmers (rice, cocoa, coffee, oil palm)
4. database strengthening in MAFFS PEMSD
14. Implementing agency MAFFS
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Likely extended. Assists in preparation of EDF10 EC support
17. Person in charge Name: Mr Paolo Girlando e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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