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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Tanzania
2. Title (Full name) Coastal Rural Support Programme (Tanzania): Rice Intervention
3. Project Location Mtwara and Lindi Regions
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 5 7 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 development
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Aga Khan Foundation, partly supported by CIDA
7. Budget USD 630,000 (for 2009)
8. Project duration Start: 2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2016
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Increasing food security and incomes for poor rice farming households
Obj.: To make farmers be able to realize a quadrupling of yields in a three-year period through a combination of growing more rice per acre and increasing land under cultivation through enhanced labour productivity.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Poor rice farming households
11. Project component (activities) 1. Approach by participatory learning and action research for integrated rice management (PLAR-IRM)
2. Facilitation for improving rice production in lowland rice schemes and market development
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 30 to 40 rice groups in Lindi Rural district, covering about 1,200 farmers is focused in 2009.
2. 60,000 farmers are involved over an eight-year period.
3. Rice yield is quadrupled in a three-year period.
4. Rice farmers are ensured food security and marketing of major portion of harvest.
5. Knowledge and experience gained through the rice intervention are adapted and adopted to other economic activities.
13. Inputs 1. Facilitation by Aga Khan Foundation
14. Implementing agency Aga Khan Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives
15. Status of the project 3 1.Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems