|Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries|
|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
|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.|
|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|