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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Rwanda
2. Title (Full name) Empowering rice growers on water sharing and integrated soil and water management in marshlands
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 1

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 FAO, IFAD, JICA, EU, Private Sector, Government (MINAGRI, PSCBS, RCA,…)
7. Budget 1.65 million USD
8. Project duration 3 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Improve water use in marshlands by empowering the water users (rice growers), technicians and local administrators with knowledge on water management/conservation and government regulations
Obj.: - Sensitize rice growers on irrigation water user associations in all rice growing areas,
- Train rice growers, technicians and administrators on soil and water management,
- Advise government and local administration on soil/water policy interventions
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers, technicians, local administrators
Sec.: Other water users, Casual labors
11. Project component (activities) 1. Sensitization of rice farmers: Identify the commonality of water resources in marshlands, and accordingly sensitize the rice growers to join water user associations
2. Training: Improve the skills of rice farmers, technicians, local administrators in rice growing areas on water requirements of rice crop, water management and conservation techniques, maintenance of irrigation infrastructures, financial management of IWUA, and existing laws
3. Policy: Monitor, evaluate and seek feedbacks on water use regulations from rice growers (users), technicians and administrators, and accordingly advise the government and local administration on appropriate policy interventions
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Water usage patterns in rice growing areas improved
2. Conflicts on water usage and sharing reduced
3. Conditions of irrigation structures in marshlands improved
4. Rice productivity increased