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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project / Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Ghana
2. Title (Full name) Development of low-input rice cultivation system in wetland in Africa
3. Project Location Kumasi
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 2
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: 150,000,000 Yen/6years
8. Project duration Start: 01/04/2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 31/03/2015
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To develop relevant and sustainable rice production systems in the wetlands in Africa to contribute to the increased and stable rice production in the region
Obj.: To clarify the limiting factors for rice productivity in the lowland and intensified lowland rice ecosystems in sub Saharan Africa, in the aspect of improved resource utilization and management through agronomic and physiological studies, and to develop low-input and sustainable rice producing technologies.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Rice farmers, extentionists, researchers in the target district of the country
Secondary: Ghana and other western African countries
11. Project component (activities) 1. Development of soil fertility management technologies using locally available resources
2. Development of crop management technologies to increase productivity of rainfed rice
3. Selection of superb genetic resources adapted to rainfed lowland conditions
4. Verification of rice cultivation models adapted to low-input system
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Characterization of natural resources for rice production (water, soil, organic matter, rock phosphate, etc.) in the region
2. Guideline (manual) for soil fertility management (fertilizer, rock phosphate, organic matter)
3. Guideline (manual) for crop management including weed control
4. Suitable rice varieties for rainfed lowland conditions
5. Guideline for integrated cropping-system models for low-input rice production
13. Inputs 1. Personnel (long-stay post docs, and visit of scientists)
2. Operational budget for glasshouse and field experiments
3. Invitation of collaborating researchers and administrators to Japan
14. Implementing agency Leading: JIRCAS
Cooperate: Kinki University; Crop Research Institute*, Soil Research Institute*, Water Resources Research Institute* (*Ghana)
15. Status of the project 2 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge Name: Junichi SAKAGAMI e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Key Word: rainfed lowland, fertility management, water resources, rock phosphate, weed management, variety selection, fertilizer efficiency, ideal plant type