Welcome to SRI-Africa Knowledge sharing Portal

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Rice is Nice! Rice is set to become a major food staple in Africa, as urbanization and population growth has seen demand for rice grow rapidly over recent decades. The younger generation are eating more rice in place of traditional foods, for a number of reasons. Rice is easy to prepare, requires less energy to […]

Prof. Bancy Mati Convenor of the SRI-Africa Knowledge Portal

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Prof. Bancy Mati is the convenor and manager of the SRI-Africa knowledge portal. She ensures that information, publications and happenings in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) nexus in Africa is collated and uploaded on the website. Prof. Mati is credited with introducing SRI in Kenya in 2009. From humble beginnings, she worked diligently with […]

FAO: Raise climate ambitions to cut methane emissions by 30% to curb global warming

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has challenged countries to reduce methane emissions, particularly from livestock, by 30 per cent to limit global warming by 2030. FAO says almost 600 million tonnes of methane are emitted into the atmosphere each year. Of these, about 60 per cent originates from human activities. Agriculture […]

Boosting Tanzania’s Rice Production: A Strategic Partnership with SAGCOT

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Key Initiatives Distribution of Improved Seeds: SAGCOT collaborates with research institutions and agricultural organizations to provide farmers with high-yield and disease-resistant rice varieties. These improved seeds, such as Saro 5 (TXD 306), are crucial for boosting productivity and resilience against pests and diseases. Development of Irrigation Schemes: A major component of SAGCOT’s strategy is the […]

Empowering Smallholder Rice Farmers in Tanzania Transforming Agriculture for Sustainable Development

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Smallholder rice farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands are experiencing a transformation in their farming practices through the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technique. This innovative approach, supported by the ACP MEAs 3 project, empowers farmers to increase their yields while conserving resources and protecting the environment. By participating in Farmer Field Schools and receiving training, […]