Sustainable Development of Rain-fed Lowland Rice Production Project

Concept of Japanese Technical Cooperation

  • Sharing the knowledge and experience among C/P, beneficiaries and experts with high priority on sustainability
    • Enabling people to become self-reliant, solving their challenges through their own self-help efforts
    • Development of human resources through the implementation of Project activities

Project Area, Project Period, Implementation Organization, Beneficiaries

  • Project Area: Northern and Ashanti Regions
  • Project Period: 2009-2014 (5 years). 1ST PHASE (2 YEARS), 2ND PHASE (3 YEARS).
  • Implementing Organization: Crop Service Directorate (CSD), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA)
  • Beneficiaries: 30 RADU and DADU staff and 1,000 farmers

Overall Goal

Productivity and profitability of rice farming in rain-fed lowland in Project Area is increased.

Project Purpose

Dissemination of the model for sustainable rain-fed lowland rice development is accelerated within the Project Area

Output (1)

Technical package of improved rain-fed lowland rice production is developed

Output (2)

Methodology to improve farming support system for sustainable rain-fed lowland rice production is verified

Output (3)

Dissemination procedure of a model for sustainable rain-fed lowland rice development, consisting of the technical package and farming support system, is established


  • 7 Districts selected for implementation, 4 in Ashanti and 3 in Northern.
  • 14 trial sites established: 8 sites in Ashanti and 6 sites in Northern. 2 communities per district. 1 site per community selected.
  • One (1) group per site and 30 Farmers per group.
  • Average yield for Ashanti Region was 3.6ton/ha whilst the Northern Region was 2.9ton/ha for 2009 farming season.
  • Currently for 2011, the Project is working with 24 trial plots in Ashanti Region and 18 trial plots in Northern Region

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