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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Breeding for High-yielding Stable Drought Tolerant Rice and Provision of Quality Seeds of Rice for Poor Resource Farmers in Nigeria
3. Project Location Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2 3
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)
7. Budget USD 193,270 (Grant Fund for the Improvement and Adoption of African Crops)
8. Project duration Start: August, 2007
(dd/mm/yy) End: August, 2010
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: To develop early, medium and late duration rice varieties, thus, allow fexibility on date of sowing for farmers.
To intend to develop plant architectures such as tall plants that will feed into the farming systems of this ecology.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice farmers who engage in multiple or mixed and sole cropping
11. Project component (activities) 1. Collection of genetic materials and multiplication

2. Cross-pollination with landraces and materials from collaborators and screening of segregating populations for drought stress
3. On trials and Participatory rice breeding (PRB)
4. On-farm multienvironment trials (METs)
5. Submission of data for the release of identified lines as variety
6. Linkage with seeds companies (National and Private)
7. Training of farmers for community-based seed production system (CBSS)
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. At least 6 varieties of rice will be released and breeder seeds will be produced for seed companies.
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency Ebonyi State University
15. Status of the project 3 1.Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
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