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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Madagascar
2. Title (Full name) Food Security to Enhance Livelihood through Agriculture and Nutrition Activities
3. Project Location Vatovavy Fitovinany, Atsimo Atsinanana, Atsinanana, Analanjirofo, Vakinankaratra
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 3 4 7 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. Crop diversification
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
7. Cost Total: 16,884,696 USD
8. Project duration Start: 2003
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2008
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: to promote agricultural development and greater food availability through increased production, diversification, and marketing,

to promote improved food utilization of locally available diverse crops, disease management, and more effective use of health services.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Training on improved and adapted agricultural techniques
2. Build agricultural irrigation and drainage schemes (dams, canals…) through Food for Work
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. An increase in the agricultural production, particularly for rice, and the diversification of their crops.
2. The farmers groups have been trained in social and organizational aspects to better improve their capacity to handle their own development by extending the adoption of innovative techniques
13. Inputs 1. Cash and commodities.

2. Technical assistance.
3. Small agricultural tools like weeders, watering cans, forks and others.
4. Construction materials to build irrigation schemes (dam, canals, culverts…).
5. Some specific materials as needed especially for animal husbandry (grinders/crushers and mixer/blender).
14. Implementing agency Leading: ODDIT, Caritas Antsirabe, BDEM, Caritas Farafangana, Action de Carême Suisse
15. Status of the project 4 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems For rice cultivation, the major issues we faced were: Climate variability bringing also new diseases and pests, lack of water control, week maintenance system for the irrigation scheme, non availability of improved variety of seeds, lack of linkages with Agricultural research Centers and Seed Research Centers for local farmers, slow adoption of improved techniques.
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