KENYA: Rice farmers yields expected to double up with the new System of Rice Intensification technology

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The National Irrigation Board in Kenya is promoting a rice production system (SRI) to improve food security. The programme combines using certified seeds and intensive water management with high levels of farmer sensitization.

TANZANIA: Improved irrigation infrastructure boosts crops’ production in Mbeya

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Improvement of irrigation infrastructure in Mbeya Region has increased the area of irrigated land from 49,117 hectares in 2018 to 71,890 hectares this year, thanks to the initiative made by the government through the National Irrigation Commission (NIRC) . …A senior agricultural officer from NIRC, Mnadi Taribo said that the commission has been providing training […]

LIBERIA: CHAP farmers make progress during COVID-19 crisis; see similarities between health precautions and SRI prinicples!

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 global health crisis is also affecting food security across Liberia and throughout Africa, the Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP) initiated ways of keeping her out-grower scheme farmers under the “Rice Investment for Empowerment” (RISE) growing food during this crisis period in support of Government Liberia C-19 Food Security […]