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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) The National Agricultural Advisory Services Programme
3. Project Location Nationwide
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3
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)
International Development Association (IDA)/The World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), European Commission (EC), Ireland Aid, Netherlands Development Assistance, Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) and Department for International Development (DFID) (United Kingdom), Central Government, District Governments, Sub-County Governments, Beneficiaries
7. Budget Total cost: US$107.9 million
World Bank/IDA (US$45.0 million), IFAD loan: US$17.5 million, Central Government: US$ 8.64 million, District Governments: US$ 5.39 million, Sub-County Governments: US$ 5.39 million, Beneficiaries: US$ 2.15 million, etc.
8. Project duration Start: 2001
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Increased security of rural livelihoods through sustainable improvements in agricultural production and increased commercialization of farming
Obj.: Farmers apply improved farming and farm management practices, and solve technical and marketing problems
1) Promote a change in the approach to providing agricultural services
2) Initiate processes of farmer and community empowerment and enhanced local fiscal and operational viability
3) Ultimately reduce the share of government spending on direct agricultural extension services
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: 533,000 households (mainly smallholder farmers)
Sec.:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Appropriate advice and information made available to differentiated categories of
farmers in a cost-effective manner
2. Appropriate technologies available in sufficient quantities to meet farmers’ identified needs
3. Quality of advice and information provided by service providers assured
4. Capacity of private-sector service providers to meet identified farmer advice and information needs sustainably enhanced
5. Appropriate institutional structures and capacity to operate the programme effectively, developed at all levels
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Appropriate advice and information made available to differentiated categories of farmer in a costeffective manner
2. Appropriate technologies available to meet identified farmer needs
3. Quality of advice and information provided by service providers assured
4. Capacity of private-sector service providers to meet identified farmer advice
and information needs sustainably enhanced
5. Appropriate institutional structures and capacity to operate the programme
effectively, developed at all levels
13. Inputs 1. Mobilization and Local Organizational Development
2. Service Contract Provision
3. Programme Management
14. Implementing agency Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF)
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Agricultural extension services, Agricultural technology transfer