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JICA Tsukuba Training and Dialogue Program: Workshop on Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of NRDS for SSA, Tsukuba, Japan, 26 August - 29 September 2012

An one-month-long "Workshop on Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring of National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS) for Sub-Sahara African Countries" (J1204054) was organized by JICA Tsukuba International Centre from 26 August to 29 September 2012, in partnership with CARD. 15 delegations from NRDS Taskforce of 15 CARD countries were invited.

The Workshop consist of lectures on varieties of policy issues across rice value chain by distinguished and notable scholars and experts, discussions among the delegates and filed trips in rice production areas, Akita. In addition, an one-week program called 'Seed Week' was set up to focus on the seed multiplication and distribution issues and the participants developed actions plans each. Through the program, the participants shall had opportunities to identify useful approaches and effective strategies to promote the rice production in each country.

Each of the English Group and French Group revised what-is-called "Common Needs Matrix" (please see below) developed by the participants in the workshop last year and presented in the seminar on 27 September where they had feedback from invited guests of academia. After the workshop, these matrices are combined and distributed to 23 CARD countries to be utilised as a reference for policy dialogue and strategic planning of program/projects through  their NRDS process.

  • General Information (Concept Paper) : PDF (English/569KB)
  • Program/ Schedule : PDF (English/193KB)
  • Participants : PDF (English/97KB)
  • Common Needs Matrix (Combined):  Word (English, French)
  • Common Needs Matrix (English Group):  Word (English/82KB)
  • Common Needs Matrix (French Group):  Word (French/111KB)
  • Meeting Documents

Inception Reports, 30 August 2012

Agenda Item

Presentation Doc No.
Agenda Program
PDF (English/67KB) 0
Country Presentations
PDF (French/303KB) 1

GHANA PDF (English/166KB) 2

KENYA PDF (English/885KB) 3

GUINEA PDF (English/370KB) 4

MOZAMBIQUE PDF (English/311KB) 5

NIGERIA PDF (English/298KB) 6

SIERRA LEONE PDF (English/217KB) 7

UGANDA PDF (English/192KB) 8

ZAMBIA PDF (English/156KB) 9

BENIN PDF (English/257KB) 10
BURKINA FASO PDF (English/119KB) 11
GAMBIA PDF (English/229KB) 12
LIBERIA PDF (English/1.2MB) 13
RWANDA PDF (English/206KB) 14
TOGO PDF (English/316KB) 15


Seed Action Plans, 18-21 September 2012

Agenda Item

Presentation Doc No.
Agenda Program
PDF (English/###KB)
Country Presentations
PDF (English/249KB) 1

BURKINA FASO PDF (English/385KB) 2

CAMEROON PDF (English/446KB) 3

GAMBIA PDF (English/575KB, English/690KB)

4-1, 4-2

GHANA PDF (English/154KB) 5

GUINEA PDF (English/440KB, French/478KB) 6

KENYA PDF (English/192KB) 7

LIBERIA PDF (English/361KB) 8

MOZAMBIQUE PDF (English/296KB) 9

NIGERIA PDF (English/198KB) 10

PDF (English/88KB) 11

PDF (English/325KB) 12

PDF (English/272KB) 13

PDF (English/661KB) 14

PDF (English/284KB) 15


"Common Needs Marix" Presentation, 27 September 2012

Agenda Item

Presentation Doc No.
Agenda Program PDF (English & French/36KB) 1
PDF (English/###KB)
Matrix, Workshop and NRDS Process CARD Secretariat
PDF (English/685KB) 2
Common Needs Matrix EN

English Group Persentation

Common Needs Matrix EN

PDF (English/949KB)

Word (English/82KB)



Common Needs Matrix FR

French Group Presentation

Common Needs Matrix FR

PDF (English/###KB)

Word (French/111KB)




Lectures (to be uploaded)

Agenda Item

Presentation Doc No.


Other documents (to be uploaded)