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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY AND AGRIBUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES PROJECT (ATAAS Project )
3. Project Location Nation wide
4. Type of project 1.
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1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 2.
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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 source
(Funding agency)
International Development Association/ The World Bank. Global Environment Facility, Danish International Development Association, European Union, International Fund for Agricultural Development
7. Cost Total:

USD 450.0 Million from National Budget

USD 127.2 Million from DPs
8. Project duration Start: 2010
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2015
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To increase agricultural productivity and incomes of participating households by improving the performance of agricultural research and advisory services in the Republic of Uganda.
Obj.: To enhance the environmental sustainability and resilience of agricultural production to land degradation and climate risks.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Households organized in farmer groups under NAADS (currently 533,000 – see previous profile in the 2008 rice projects profiles)
Secondary:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Developing Agricultural Technologies and strengthening NARS
1.1 Technology Identification and Development
1.2 Institutional Strengthening of NARO and other ARSPs
2. Enhancing Partnerships between Agricultural Research, Advisory Services and other stakeholders
2.1 Joint Prioritization, Planning, Adaptive research and Technology Up-scaling
2.2 Sustainable Land Management
2.3 Institutional and Human Capacity Strengthening
2.4 Joint Results Framework/ Monitoring & Evaluation
2.5 Joint ICT Applications
3. Strengthening the National Agricultural Advisory Services
3.1 Farmer Institutional Development
3.2 Technology Promotion and Farmer Access to Information
3.3 Technology Uptake Grants:
- Food Security Enterprise Grants,
- Market oriented Enterprise Grants
4. Supporting Agribusiness Services and Market Linkages
4.1 Agribusiness Development Services
4.2 Commercialization Challenge Fund & Grants
5. Program Management
5.1 NARS Coordination and NARO Management
5.2 NAADS Management and Coordination
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Developing Agricultural Technologies and strengthening NARS
2. Enhancing Partnerships between Agricultural Research, Advisory Services and other stakeholders
3. Strengthening the National Agricultural Advisory Services
4. Supporting Agribusiness Services and Market Linkages
5. Program Management
13. Inputs 1. Agricultural Inputs (such as planting materials/seed, fertilizer)
2. Service Contract Provision
3. Mobilization and Local Organization development
4. Program Management
14. Implementing agency Leading: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), National agricultural Advisory Services(NAADS)
Cooperate:
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge
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Key Word:
International Development Association/ The World Bank. Global Environment Facility, Danish International Development Association, European Union, International Fund for Agricultural Development