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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) Rice promotion expert
3. Project Location Country wide
4. Type of project 3
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 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 )
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6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
7. Budget JPY 78 million for 3 years (estimated)
8. Project duration Total: $ 6.25 million Sep. 2009 (tentative)
(dd/mm/yy) End: Aug. 1012 (tentative)
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: 1) Promote rice production
2) Provision of expertise in rice technology development
3) Capacity development in rice production development
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers and staff of Ministry of Agriculture
Sec.:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Assist in implementation of the National Rice Strategic Development Plan activities
2. Assist in technology development, dissemination and up scaling
3. Participate in Rice Stakeholder Collaborative activities
4. Assist in capacity building of staff and farmers
5. Play a key role in introduction of rice production enhancing technologies
6. Assist in NERICA seed multiplication and dissemination
7. Jointly with the country counterpart spearhead lessons learnt from Mwea rice irrigation scheme to other potential areas country wide
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Rice promotion strategy finalized
2. Rice production increased
3. New technologies in rice disseminated
4. Capacity of rice extension staff and farmers strengthened
13. Inputs 1. Japanese side:
1.1 Dispatch of an long-term expert
1.2 Activity cost
2. Kenyan side:
2.1 Appoint counterpart to work with the expert
2.2 Prioritization of rice as an important staple food crop
2.3 Assignment of rice desk officer
2.4 Office space
14. Implementing agency Ministry of Agriculture
15. Status of the project 2 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: NERICA, Rice promotion, Seed multiplication, Capacity building