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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD Second Group Countries
1. Country Rwanda
2. Title (Full name) Improve quality of locally produced rice through training and provision of post harvest management technologies in Rwanda
3. Project Location Eastern, Western, Southern provinces and Kigali City
4. Type of project 1
4, 5
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 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 )
10. Infrastructure
6. Suggested Funding agency Government, NGO, USAID, ACDI/VOCA, Private sector, Cooperatives
7. Budget 4.7 million USD (Infrastructure: 2.5 million USD over 4 years, Training: 550,000 USD
per year)
8. Project duration 4 years
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve quality of milled rice grains and rice by-products
Obj.: - Improve access to appropriate tools/equipments/infrastructure on improving the quality by farmers,
- Improve harvesting, processing and storage practices of rice producers,
- Train farmers, traders and processors on improving the quality of rice grains and by-products
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice growers, Cooperatives, Rice consumers
Sec.: Traders, Millers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Infrastructure: Develop adequate drying, storage and milling facilities in all rice growing areas
2. Provision/Support: Provide tools, equipments and accessories to improve the quality of rice grains during harvesting, processing and storage steps
3. Training: Create awareness and demonstrate the importance of improved handling practices of paddy grains on quality of milled rice grains
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Post harvest losses of rice production is minimized
2. Productivity and profitability of rice cultivation increased
3. Quality of milled rice grains in Rwanda significantly improved