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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) NERICA adaptability trials and National Performance Trial (NPT)
3. Project Location Busia, Kuria, Maseno, Kisumu, Bungoma, Juja, Mwea, Matuga, Msabweni, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita, Marakwet
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 9 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. Registration of NERICA varieties
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
7. Budget About JP¥ 12 million (US$ 120,000)
8. Project duration Start: 2003
(dd/mm/yy) End: 31 Mar. 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve farmers livelihoods by increasing rice-field acreage
Obj.: To register suitable NERICA varieties with the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS)

10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice researchers and technicians
Sec.: Farmers
11. Project component (activities) 1. NERICA adaptability trials
2. National Performance Trial (NPT) for NERICA varieties
3. Workshops for rice researchers
4. Training of rice researchers and technicians
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Identified suitable NERICA varieties to the Kenyan agricultural environments
2. Registered NERICA varieties with KEPHIS
3. Enhanced research capability of the rice researchers
13. Inputs 1. Activity cost (trials, training, workshop, etc.)
14. Implementing agency African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) in collaboration with Coast Development Authority (CDA), Egerton University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Kibos, KARI Matuga, KARI Mwea, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA), Marakwet District, Maseno University, Ministry of Agriculture, Mwea Irrigation Agricultural Development (MIAD) Centre, SACRED Africa
15. Status of the project 4 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: NERICA, Cultivation trials, Registration of rice varieties,