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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Rwanda
2. Title (Full name) Validation and site-specific recommendations of fertilizer use in rice schemes
3. Project Location Eastern, Western, Southern provinces and Kigali City
4. Type of project 1

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 )
6. Suggested Funding agency Government, IFDC, JICA, ADB, World Bank, IFAD, FAO
7. Budget 940,000 USD
8. Project duration 3 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Develop site specific fertilizer applications and establish agronomic efficiency and profitability
Obj.: - Conduct soil tests in major rice producing areas,
- Analyze the agronomic efficiency and profitability of the present fertilizer recommendations,
- Participatory development and validation of improved fertilizer
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers, Extensionists
Sec.: Agro input dealers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Soil Fertility Analyses: Analyze soil nutrient profiles and fertilizer tests, and develop the efficacy of present fertilizer use on rice yields
2. Participatory Soil Fertility Research: Validate the improved fertilizer recommendations and fertilizer applications (such as deep placement of urea granules, organic amendments, etc.) in rice farmers fields and assess the agronomic efficiency and profitability
3. Dissemination of results: Create awareness of the findings to the public and private actors engaged in fertilizer procurement and distribution in rice
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased fertilizer use efficiency
2. Increased adoption of fertilizer use by rice growers
3. Improved sustainability of yields in marshlands
4. Increased rice productivity