DR CONGO: Farmer Field Schools at the Service of Sustainable Rice
The pathway to sustainable rice in Congo’s Great Lakes region continues thanks to the PICAGL programme, funded by the World Bank and facilitated by Rikolto.
Since May 2019, 330 Farmer Field Schools have been set up in the provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The objective was to improve rice productivity, reduce production costs and improve rice quality and sustainability through the dissemination and implementation of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM). The fields of each FFS were subdivided into plots where three different farming techniques were applied (the SRI, ISFM and farmers’ normal practices).
- 250 FFS were set up and 7,687 rice farmers involved in the South-Kivu region
- 80 FFS set up and 2,000 rice farmers involved in the Tanganyika region
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