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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) Area-Based Agricultural Modernization Programme (AAMP)
3. Project Location 16 Districts of Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Kabale, Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kasese, Kisoro, Kyenjojo, Mbarara, Ibanda, Kiruhuura, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, and Sembabule
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 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)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), African Development Bank (AfDB), Government of Uganda
7. Budget Total cost: US$ 16.1 million
IFAD loan: US$ 13.2 million, Contribution of borrower: US$ 1.5 million, Contribution of beneficiaries: US$ 1.4 million
8. Project duration Start: 14 Nov. 2003
(dd/mm/yy) End: Dec. 2008
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To contribute to poverty alleviation by increasing household incomes through increased agricultural productivity
Obj.: Smallholder agriculture modernized in the Area-Based Agriculture Modernization Programme (AAMP) districts.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: (a) economically active smallholders living in the rural areas who wish to participate in commercial agriculture; and (b) existing or potential small-scale entrepreneurs and business associations who provide services to rural households
(312,500 households)
Sec.:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Agricultural Commercialization
- Technical Support to Farming Enterprises
· Assist the operations of the field extension workers to support farmer’s economic interest groups.
· Strengthen farmers’ access to up-to-date technical information and advice.
· Support farm-based testing of technology, priority onstation investigations under contract to the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO).
· Undertake studies/surveys related to farming systems in AAMP districts.
- Business Development and Improved Market Linkages
· Provide agribusiness training to interest groups.
· Make matching grants to interest groups for accessing support from private sector and NGOs to Make Market linkages.
· Purchase air time on local radio to disseminate technical, price and Market information.
- Microfinance Training
· Assess demand for training.
· Select an organization to undertake the training and one to train the trainers.
· Carryout the training.
· Evaluate the training.
- Capacity-building
· Provide technical and agribusiness in-service training.
· Facilitate the operation of the district based Technology Adaptation Specialists.
2. Rural Infrastructure Development
· Identification and planning of rural infrastructure investments.
· Construction and/or rehabilitation of rural infrastructure.
· Operation and maintenance of the infrastructure developed.
- Capacity-building
· Provide training for district and county Works Section Staff.
· Facilitate the operation of the district technical staff and Roads Inspectors.
3. Community Mobilization
· Hold district and sub-county start-up workshops.
· Train the Community Development Officers and Community Development Assistants.
· Awareness creation and community
mobilization.
4. Programme Facilitation
· Set up and operate appropriate financial management, accounting, monitoring, reporting and audit system.
· Provide technical support to the districts.
· Organize beneficiary monitoring of the programme.
· Arrange for external evaluations and for the Mid-term Review and Programme Completion Reviews.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased involvement of the private sector in support of the further commercialization of smallholder agriculture.
2. Improved capacity among economically active farmers to organize themselves to gain better access to rural services (technical, financial and marketing).
3. Sustainable development and improvement of rural infrastructure.
4. Increased public-sector capacity to respond to production needs identified by interest groups/rural communities.
13. Inputs 1. Activities cost
14. Implementing agency EXECUTING AGENCY: Ministry of Local Government in collaboration with ten district local governments
15. Status of the project 4 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Agriculture Modernization, Rural Infrastructure, Farming Enterprises, Microfinance, Smallholder agriculture, Commercialization, Community Development