An Emergency Initiative to boost rice production in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal [USAID Famine Fund project]

Published on 12 May 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 30 January 2011


This initiative is targeting at least 10,000 poor rice farmer families in each of four countries: Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. The objective is to boost total domestic rice production by 30 thousand tons of paddy rice per target country. The Initiative aims to improve farmers’ access to rice seed, fertilizer and knowledge on rice technologies. It aims to provide certified rice seed and mineral fertilizer inputs (procurement and distribution costs not covered by the project) to 40,000 farmers through existing distribution channels, such as the private sector, government and non-government agencies (i.e. Catholic Relief Services, CRS). Rural radio and TV broadcasts on these rice technologies will also be used to reach other farmers not directly involved in the project.

Research Partners

  • NARI - National Agricultural Research Institute
  • NARS
  • NGO - international or developed-country based non-governmental institution
  • CRS
  • Other
  • IFDC


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