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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) Private Sector Development & Consultancy Center (PRICON)
3. Project Location Kabalore District
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 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)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
7. Budget US$ 45,000
8. Project duration Start: 2006
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To enhance the capacity of the rice farmers to increase production of quality rice and marketing
Obj.: To enhance the capacity of selected rice producing communities in Kakooga & Nyabweya to increase production per acre
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Private enterprises
Sec.: Farmers
11. Project component (activities) 1. To train farmers in the best production methods from land preparation, seed selection, planting, harvesting, post harvest handling & marketing.
2. To equip selected farmers with the skills in ToTs for sustainability of the skills within the communities.
3. To train farmers in pest cides & herbicides handling. Also selection of appropriate fertilizers. Linkage of farmers to agro input dealers was also done.
4. Linkage of farmers to markets and agro processors for value addition.
5. Setting up of rice Demonstration schools for practical learning of the skills.
6. Setting up of marketing associations and receipt ware house systems to enable farmers access markets.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased rice production per acre & hence improved quality of life
2. Quality processing and packaging of rice
3. Improve soil management and selective use of fertilisers.
4. Sustained access to best production methods from the rice demonstration schools and from ToTs
13. Inputs 1. Training
2. Demonstration site
3. Seeds
14. Implementing agency Private Sector Development & Consultancy Center (PRICON)
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Lack of the capacity to acquire agricultral machinery for extensive commercial farming. Equipments like tractors, haller, improved storage facilities and acceess to credit.
Keywords: NERICA, Private companies, Seed production, Agricultural technology transfer