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1. Country Sierra Leone
2. Title (Full name) Seed Enterprise Enhancement and Development (SEED)
3. Project Location Bombali and Kambia districts
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 4 5 9
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. Privatize seed production
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Government of Germany
7. Budget US$2.2 million
8. Project duration Start: 2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2011
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Strengthen seed sector through privatization of seed multiplication units
Obj.: Improve access to rice and other seeds through public-private partnerships for seed production and establishment of seed quality control board.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Seed multiplication units in Kobia and Makeni
Sec.: Farm sector
11. Project component (activities) 1. Production of seed and table rice
2. Public-private partnership conversion of seed multiplication units
3. Establishment of seed quality board and laboratory in SLARI
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Out-contracting scheme for seed and table rice
2. Establishment of private sector seed company
3. Establishment of seed quality board and laboratory in SLARI
13. Inputs 1. Expertise
2. Equipment for seed units
3. Rehabilitation of foundation seed farm
4. Legal and business advisors
14. Implementing agency FAO and MAFFS
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Just approved and in inception phase.
17. Person in charge Name: Kevin Gallagher, FAO Rep e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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