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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Tanzania
2. Title (Full name) Improving Rice Varieties through Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology in Zanzibar
3. Project Location Zanzibar
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2
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 sources
(Funding agency)
IAEA/FAO
7. Budget USD 280,000
8. Project duration Start: 2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2011 (3 years)
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: Technical cooperation project to improve researchers' capacity and physical facilities for development of rice yellow motile virus (RYMV) and blast disease resistant varieties of rice.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Researchers
Sec.: Small-scale farmers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Fellowship
2. Breeding and screening work
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Screening facility of rice plants is constructed.
2. Improved rice varieties resistant to RYMV and blast disease are bred.
13. Inputs 1. Fund
2. Researchers and staff
3. Screening facility of rice plants
14. Implementing agency Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment (Zanzibar)
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Shortage of human capacity, breeders, pathologists and agronomists. Shortage of transport facilities and laboratory facilities.