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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS)
3. Project Location Country-wide (FCT and 36 States)
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 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. Capacity building
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
FAO, AfDB, FGN (Federal Government of Nigeria)
7. Budget USD 45.2 million
8. Project duration Start: March, 2002
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2006
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Enhancement of food security and poverty reduction
Obj.: i) Assist farmers in achieving their potential for increasing output, productivity and incomes, ii) Strengthen the effectiveness of research and extension services in bringing tecnology and new farming practices developed by research institutes to the farmers, iii) Concentrate initial effort in pilot areas for maximum effect and ease of replicability, and iv) Train and educate farmers in the effective utilization of available land, water and other resources and facilities to produce food and create employment. Utilize international experience for integrated farming practices in Nigeria, to maximize use of existing facilities and knowledge and to spread benefits to wider areas.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers, research institutes
11. Project component (activities) 1. Developmentof land for rice cultivation
2. Supply and distribution of production inputs for rice
3. Capacity building
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 95 demonstration farms are established.
2. 13,442 ha of land for rice cultivation is developed.
3. Production inputs to benefit 12,764 farmers is provided.
4. 25,283 agrochemicals and 5,199.11 tons of fertilizer are distributed.
5. General training of 9,736 farmers in 655 sessions are carried out.
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency National Food Reserve Agency, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
15. Status of the project 4 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
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