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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) FAO’s Initiative on Soaring Food Prices
3. Project Location Ahero, West Kano, and Bunyala Irrigation Scheme
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 5 8 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. Capacity Building for Farmer Groups
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
7. Budget Total: $ 6.25 million
8. Project duration Start: July 2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: June 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To improve livelihoods of the farmers and ensure food security
Obj.: To revive the irrigation schemes in the western Kenya through promoting rice cultivation and marketing
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers
Sec.: Traders and Consumers
11. Project component (activities) 1. Providing agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides)
2. Microcredit and revolving fund
3. Training of farmers
4. Marketing farmers produce
5. Value Chain study
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased rice productivity
2. Improved farmers' livelihoods
13. Inputs 1. Seeds
2. Fertilizers
3. Pesticides
4. Activity cost (capacity building etc.)
14. Implementing agency The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Challenge 1: Cost reduction in rice production
Challenge 2: Marketing
Challenge 3: Rice seed production in the western Kenya
Challenge 4. Short duration of the project compromising sustainability
Keywords: Microcredit, Irrigation schemes, Marketing, Emergency Food Aid