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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 NERICA Rice Promotion Project
3. Project Location National Crops Resource Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Namulonge
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 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 source
(Funding agency)
7. Cost Total: US$ 3,900,000
8. Project duration Start: 08/2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: 06/2011
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Farmers' income is increased through the improving productivity of rice in Uganda. Self-sufficiency in Rice in Uganda is achieved.
Obj.: NERICA Rice production is improved in its quantity and quality in the target area.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: NacRRI researchers and staff
Secondary: Rice farmers in Uganda
11. Project component (activities) 1.-1 To introduce techniques of characterization and maintenance of rice germ plasm
1.-2 To identify the characteristics of newly released NERICA Rice varieties
1.-3 To develop appropriate agronomic practices for upland and lowland rice under the different agro-ecosystems including mechanization and rice based cropping systems
1.-4 To identify the appropriate post-harvest technologies and mechanization for cultivation
1.-5 To review technical manuals and text books necessary for trainings
2.-1 To establish demonstration plots
2.-2 To train stakeholders (local government officials, farmers and farmers groups etc.) on NERICA Rice cultivation, quality seed production, rice machinery fabrication and others based on requests
2.-3 To provide training and exchange information with African countries
2.-4 To conduct other activities relevant to promotion of NERICA Rice in Africa