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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Madagascar
2. Title (Full name) Global Food Crisis Response in Madagascar: Provision of Improved Rice Seeds and Fertilizer to Rural Agricultural Producers
3. Project Location Tatsinanana, Vakinankaratra
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 9 10
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. Fertilizer
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Better U Foundation (BUF)
7. Cost Total: 63,510 USD
CRS: 50,000 USD, BUF: 13,510 USD
8. Project duration Start: 2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Contribute to an increase in the national availability of food products to minimize the impacts of the global food price crisis.
Obj.: Rice production in the regions of Vakinakaratra, Vatovavy Fitovinany and Atsinanana is increased by 50% through June 2009.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: 3,000 households
11. Project component (activities) 1. The activities focused on distributing improved local variety of rice seeds, fertilizer and weeders to the targeted beneficiaries, and provide them with the needed advices to help them improve their rice production through the use of SRI/SRA techniques, and use of appropriate fertilizer.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Rural producers adopt improved production techniques and intensify their agricultural inputs.
13. Inputs 1. 4,500 kg of seeds and 36 ton of urea distributed
2. 750 weeders (1 weeder for 4 households)
14. Implementing agency Leading: Catholic Relief Services, Madagascar Program
Cooperate: ODDIT Toamasina – CARITAS Antsirabe – BDEM Mananjary
15. Status of the project 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Because of the two sources of funding, there was different mechanism of approbation and there was a delay between the availability of the seeds and fertilizer and the availability of the weeders.
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