Effects of flooding and system of rice intensification on nitrogen use efficiency in rice production at Mkindo, Morogoro, Tanzania

To increase climate resilience in Tanzania, rice farmers are adopting sustainable land and water management techniques

An experiment was conducted in a glasshouse in 2016 at Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro Tanzania to study the effects of system of rice intensification (SRI) and flooding on Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) for the lowland rice ecosystem. The soil used in the experiment was Eutric fluvisol and was analysed in the laboratory to evaluate […]

Determinants Influencing the Adoption of Rice Intensification System among Smallholders in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kenya


Rice farming has received considerable attention in developing countries and particularly in Kenya due to its impact on smallholders’ income and food security. Irrigated rice is the largest consumer of water, and its sustainability is threatened by water shortage. This has necessitated the development of alternative irrigation water technologies, such as the system of rice […]

Rice Production under the System of Rice Intensification and Conventional Methods: Which is more Profitable in Ghana?


Some studies consider the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of rice production as more profitable than the Conventional method. Others, however, claim that there is no significant difference in yields between the two methods. The mixed representation of the economic value of the two methods of rice production by various authorities demands an empirical […]