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Information Sheet of Concept Notes developed during WW2 in Mozambique
1. Country Mozambique
2. Title (Full name) Promotion of market competitiveness of locally produced rice
3. Project Location Whole Country (all rice growing areas)
4. Fields covered (multiple selection) 2

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  )
5. Fund sources
Govt of Italy,GIZ, Private Sector (Inacio de Sousa, MIA, Associacao da Paz, Delta trading, Africom)
6. Budget Total: 660,000 USD
7. Duration (years)
5 years
8. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve the competitiveness of locally produced rice
Obj.: Develop rice harversting, post harversting and storage technologies that would ensure good quality
Promote the cultivation of acceptable varities
Improve milling standards and practices
9. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice farmers, local rice markets, consumers
Sec: Traders, millers and retailers
10. Project component (activities) 1. Research: Evaluate the appropriateness of technologies on harverst, post harverst and storage
2. Research: Evaluate and improve standards of milling operations and grading of rice
3. Training: Training of farmers on the marketing, harverst, post harverst and storage technologies
11. Expected results (outputs) 1. Improved handling of harverst, post harverst and storage by small scale farmers
2. Increased number of acceptable rice varieties
3. Reduced imports of rice