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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Uganda
2. Title (Full name) Technical Assistance Support to Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture Development Project in Eastern Uganda
3. Project Location 22 districts (Budaka, Bugiri, Kumi, Sironko, Iganga, Tororo, Mayuge, Busia, Mbale, Kamuli, Soroti, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Pallisa, Bukedea, Namutumba, Butaleja, Manafwa, Kaliro, Amuria, Bududa, Jinja)in Eastern Uganda
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 1 2 3 4 6 7
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 source
(Funding agency)
7. Cost Total: US$ 3,500,000
8. Project duration Start: 07/2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: 06/2011
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Farmers' income is increased in Uganda
Obj.: Production and productivity of rice are increased through introduction of sustainable irrigated agriculture techniques in the Project Sites in the targeted Districts
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: District officials, model farmers at the project sites
Secondary: Rice farmers in the selected districts
11. Project component (activities) 0.-1 Carry out the baseline survey, and select the Project Sites and Model Farmers
0.-2 Establish a liaison office to coordinate Project activities and communicate with respective targeted Districts
1.-1 Plan training programs in the Project Sites in the targeted Districts
1.-2 Prepare technical manuals and text books necessary for trainings
1.-3 Support Central and Local Governments to conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
1.-4 Establish the Project Sites in the targeted Districts
1.-5 Train Officials in targeted Districts, on irrigated agriculture techniques and demonstration methods
2.-1 Train Model Farmers on irrigated agriculture techniques and demonstration methods
2.-2 Support establishment of farmers groups
2.-3 Conduct trainings for strengthening farmers groups, ie; (a) construction, maintenance, and management of irrigation facilities, (b) cultivation management, (c) post-harvesting, (d) etc., by trained Officials and Model Farmers, utilizing technical manuals, textbooks, and Demonstration Farms in the Project Sites
2.-4 Monitor, evaluate and follow-up of farmers groups’ activities
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Capacity of concerned personnel, necessary for training and extension of irrigated rice production in the targeted Districts, is developed.
2. Irrigated rice cultivation techniques are promoted among smallholders and their community based groups in the Project Sites.
13. Inputs 1. JICA Experts (Japanese or third country experts)
2. Training for counterparts on site and in Japan
3. Machinery and Equipment (vehicles, equipments for training, audio-visual equipments, others)
14. Implementing agency Leading: JICA
Cooperate: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge Name:Hitoshi FUJIIE e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Key Word: Farmers groups, Irrigated agriculture, Smallholders farmers, Model farmers, Irrigation facilities, Demonstration, environmental impact assessment, cultivation management, postharvesting