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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Presidential Initiative on Increased Rice Production, Processing and Export
3. Project Location Country-wide (36 States and FCT)
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 5 6 7 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 sources
(Funding agency)
Federal Government of Nigeria
7. Budget Nigerian Naira 5 billion (WARDA-Nigeria)
Total Budget? (????
8. Project duration Start: 2003
(dd/mm/yy) End: to date; 2007 (WARDA-Nigeria)
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Enhancement of food security by restoring agricultural sector of the country
Obj.: To increase rice production, improve milling quality, promote marketing to provide domestic rice for consumption and to reduce national rice importation.
To achieve 15 million mt of rice production from the 3 million ha of consolidated farm lands in 2007.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers, processors and marketers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Production, inputs and crop protection: increase crop area and yield per unit area; improved agronomic practices; strengthening of the extension delivery system; provision of credit to rice farmers from a revolving loan to be deposited as NACRDB (Nigerian Agricultural, Cooperative and Rural Development Bank); effective research support; timely availability of production inputs; use of the R-Box technology which emphasizes minimum tillage and ensure provision of production inputs; etc.
2. Irrigation and land development: rehabilitation of existing large and small scale irrigation schemes; construction of small earth dam particularly through expertise from the South-South Cooperation Initiative.
3. Processing and marketing: improved processunbg and storage techniques; etc.
4. Project management: strengthening of existing cooperation/farmers groups; etc.
5. (WARDA-Nigeira) Seed production for country-wide cultivation of Upland NERICAs and some Oryza sativa varieties
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. 81,505 R-Boxes and 250 units of back-carry sprayers are distributed to 36 States and FCT.
2. Totally about 250 mt of rice seed, including NERICA1, is multiplied by NCRI and WARDA. 58 mt of foundation seed is produced by NSS.
3. Rice farmers and extension experts are trained as trainers for rice production and processing technologies.
4. 10 milling stations are constructed and training for the processing is carried out.
5. (WARDA-Nigeira) NERICAs 1 and 2 are produced on more than 186,410 ha.
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency Federal Ministry of Agriclture and Water Resources as a coordination agency.
National Seed Service (NSS), National Center for Agricultural Mechanization (ACAM), Agricultural Development Projects (ADPs), National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), WARDA, Private Sector Institutions, etc.
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Limited access of farmers to NERICA and Oryza sativa seeds
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