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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program (APEP)
3. Project Location Adjumani, Apac, Arua, Bugiri, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Busia, Hoima, Iganga, Jinja, Kabarole, Kaberamaido, Kamuli, Kamwenge, Kapchorw, Kasese, Katakwi, Kayunga, Kibaale, Kiboga, Kumi, Kyenjojo, Lira, Luweero, Masaka, Masindi, Mayuge, Mbale, Mbarara, Moyo, Mpigi, Mtungamo, Mubende, Mukono, Nakasongola, Nebbi, Pallisa, Rakai, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Wakiso, Yumbe
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3 4 5 6 8
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)
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
7. Budget
8. Project duration Start: Nov. 2003
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2008
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To expand rural economic opportunities and increase household income in the agricultural sector by increasing food and cash crop productivity and marketing.
Obj.: To increase commercialization of targeted commodities
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: 250,000 households supported by USAID APEP; 80,000 on-and off-farm jobs created; and 600 on- and off-farm enterprises created
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11. Project component (activities) 1. Technology generation, including agricultural research
2. Technology transfer, through farmer field demonstrations
3. Post-harvest handling
4. Producer organization strengthening
5. Private sector input supply
6. Training
7. Market development and market intelligence
8. Agricultural investment promotion
9. Agricultural finance
10. Agro-processing
11. Policy advocacy
12. Biotechnology and biosafety
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased enterprise efficiencies
1.1 Access to agribusiness services expanded
1.2 Market access increased
1.3 Producer-market alliances identified and supported
1.4 Investment in private sector agriculture increased
2. Increased on-farm productivity
2.1 Producer organizations developed and strengthened
2.2 Access to improved production technologies and practices increased
2.3 Multiplication & distribution of planting materials in northern Uganda
3. Improved enabling environment
3.1 Policy constraints to increased agricultural commercialization identified and addressed
3.2 Agricultural training becomes more demand driven and private-sector oriented
3.3 Biotechnology regulatory environment established and strengthened
3.4 Agricultural research re-oriented to become more demand-driven
13. Inputs 1. Activities cost
2. Personnel cost
3. Provision of machinery and equipments
14. Implementing agency USAID APEP
15. Status of the project 4 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Vallue chain, Production technologies, agribusiness, Pdoducer organizations,