November 7, 2022
On October 26, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Madagascar in Antananarivo, to provide grant aid of up to 2,257 million yen for the Project for the Development of Rice Seeds Production Fields and Facilities.
This project aims to increase the production of certified seeds in the Aloatra-Mangoro and Analamanga regions by strengthening the capability of the institutions responsible for their production and management, thereby contributing to the consequent increase in the production of certified rice and the achievement of self-sufficiency. This project will also contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 2 (Zero hunger).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of Madagascar|
|Project title||The Project for the Development of Rice Seeds Production Fields and Facilities|
|Planned implementation period||27 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock|
|Target region, facilities||Alaotra-Mangoro region and Analamanga region|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facility improvements/equipment procurement
Construction of the office and inspection buildings of Official Department for Seeds and Plant Material Control (752㎡)
Construction of the office, inspection and related buildings of Seed Multiplier Center (2,454㎡)
Construction of drying yard (3,000㎡)
Development of farmland (206 ha)
Seed testing equipment, pickup truck,
medium tractor, threshing machine with engine, freezer for seed storage, etc.
One set of certified seed processing equipment, field machinery, construction and maintenance machinery
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision.