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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) Promotion of NARIC 3 Upland Rice in Uganda for Sustainable Household Food Security and Incomes project
3. Project Location Wakiso, Mpigi, Masaka, Rakai, Kiboga, Kayunga, Mubende, Sembabule, Nakasongola, Apac, Kaberamaido Districts
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 8 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)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
7. Budget Original Budget: US$ 168,000; Revised final Budget: US$ 310,000
8. Project duration Start: 2004
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2006
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To alleviate poverty through improving household food security and incomes by engaging farmers in the 11 districts into growing NARIC3; training them in marketing and linkaging them to small scale agro-processing industries
Obj.: To provide 1500 farmers from 6 selected sub-counties with agricultural inputs and extension services for increased productivity and enhanced household food security; To provide 6 communities in 6 sub-counties provided with technical skills, entreprenueship training and advisory services in income generation activities
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Smallholder farmers, Small scale agro-processing industries
11. Project component (activities) 1. Distributing NARIC3 rice seed to farmers on seed loan revolving basis
2. Training the farmers in marketing of the rice
3. Introducing rice to small scale agro-processing industries through linkages with the private sector
4. Organising the farmers in enterprise based associations for collective marketing of their produce, mobilising savings and accessing credit
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Smallholder farmers’ production and productivity of upland rice for the market increased through provision of agricultural inputs and extension services.
2. Smallholder farmers’ incomes increased through improved access to existing and new rice grain and seed sustainable markets.
3. Smallholder farmer’s institutional capacity to competitively participate in the rice value chain built and strengthened.
4. Project achievements, successes and challenges documented and disseminated for wider uptake by development initiatives in Uganda.
13. Inputs 1. Activity cost
2. Personnel cost
3. Provision of seeds, bicycles, equipments
14. Implementing agency Executing agency: Aid Liaison Department (ALD) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED),
Implementing agency: Africa 2000 Network
15. Status of the project 4 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems There was much more focus on farm production enterprises versus off-farm enterprises; Due to increase in the targeted households, there was a reduction in seed supplied per household. Contact with the farmers was only limited to awareness creation, group formation and limited extension services thus inadequate monitoring /follow up
Keywords: Value chain, NERICA, Agro-processing, Marketing, Agricultural technology transfer