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Improve productivity of the crop and livestock sub-sectors for poverty alleviation, food and nutrition security.

Specific objectives

(i) Improve the productivity of groundnut subsector through produce quality enhancement for increased farmer income, food safety and export earnings.

(ii) Enhance the production and productivity of rice through value chain development to ensure food and nutrition security, increase farmer income and import substitution.

(iii) Enhance the production and productivity of maize through value chain development for food and feed security and increased farmer income and export earnings.

(iv) Improve productivity of small ruminants through better feed management for increase income of women, food and nutrition security.

(v) Increase productivity of poultry throughimprove feed and  disease management for increase farmer income and food security and import substitution. 

The project seeks to implement Pillar IV of the CAADP in supporting the agricultural productivity enhancing technology generation, dissemination and adoption. The focus will be on improving the productivity of the rice, maize groundnut, small ruminants and poultry through value chain development for rice and maize, produce quality improvement for groundnut and feed management for small ruminants and feed management and veterinary services for poultry for a two 5-year phases starting in 2011. The project will cover all six agricultural regions focusing on all categories of stakeholders in the rice, maize, groundnut, small ruminants and poultry value chains. and horticulture sub sectors. A start–up phase of six months comprises baseline information collection and analysis and establishment of a framework for monitoring and evaluation.  Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) would be conducted to determine priorities of stakeholders for finalization of Research for Development Agenda and implementation modalities of the project.  The components detailed below would constitute the second phase of the project spanning for four and half years and would be devoted to implementation of the output of phase one.

In line with the objectives set above, the following  four components have been identified for the project:

Component 1:  Enabling `condition for regional cooperation and market integration.

Component 2.  Strengthening National Centres of Specialization (NCS)

Component 3: Funding of Demand-Driven Technology Generation and Dissemination

Component 4: Project Coordination, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation