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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Rwanda
2. Title (Full name) Reclamation of marshlands to increase rice cultivation in Rwanda
3. Project Location Entire Country
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 10

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 )
10. Infrastructure
6. Suggested Funding agency Government, World Bank, African Development Bank, JICA, Arab Development
Bank, IFAD, NGOs, Private Sector
7. Budget 49 million USD
8. Project duration 7 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Increase area under rice cultivation by reclaiming 5330 Ha of new marshlands
Obj.: - Identify the marshlands that could potentially support rice cultivation twice a year,
- Conduct feasibility studies,
- Reclaim the marshlands for rice cultivation by farmers
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers, Casual Labors
Sec.: Rice consumers, Agrodealers, traders, millers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Pre-feasibility Studies: Conduct baseline surveys on soil, water and vegetation in marshlands and the potential for watersheds in the associated hills
2. Feasibility Studies: Establish geotechnical analyses, pedological profiles, hydrology, suitability of rice cultivation, socio-economic impact, environmental assessment, profitability and economic feasibility of marshland
3. Reclamation: Clearing of vegetation, installation of irrigation structures (dam/reservoirs, irrigation canals), testing of civil construction, testing of soil and water, parceling and levelling of land, distribution of plots for cultivation
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased availability of area for rice cultivation in the marshlands
2. Increased rice production in the country