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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Madagascar
2. Title (Full name) Project to alleviate the impact of the Global Food Crisis to the vulnerable household of the South East Region of Madagascar
3. Project Location Atsimo Atsinanana Region
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 9
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. Fund source
(Funding agency)
7. Cost Total: 24,186 USD
8. Project duration Start: 2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: To alleviate the impact of the Global Food Crisis to the most vulnerable population of Madagascar, the South East being among the poorest Region of the Country.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: 8,062 households
11. Project component (activities) 1. Mainly seeds distribution.
2. It has to be noted that WFP contributed also to the project effect in providing family protection ration helping to avoid that beneficiaries eat the seeds.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. The 8,062 targeted households receive enough seeds: 10 kg of rice per household (enough for 50 ares) and 3 to 5 kg of maize.
13. Inputs 1. 98.8 MT of seeds: 74 800 kg of rice and 24 000 kg of maize.
14. Implementing agency Leading: Catholic Relief Services Madagascar
Cooperate: CARITAS Farafangana
15. Status of the project 4 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems The project was only for seed distribution and didn’t budget for technical support while there were 6 varieties of rice, some for wetland and some for uplands. Although it was agreed that the local government structure will provide the technical support to the beneficiaries, it was not done.
Moreover, facing the current climate variability, the beneficiaries either chose not to plant during the main season which correspond to the rainy season, and thus with high risk of flooding, or chose to plant in upper land (to fly flooding) and, thus, was victim of insufficient water because of insufficient rainfall.
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