SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI) IN MALI
Location: Timbuktu Region, Mali
Northern Mali’s Timbuktu region is one of the most food insecure regions in the Sahelian nation.
Agriculture depends on the floodwaters of the Niger River and highly variable rainfall that averages less
than 200 mm per year. Annual rice yields average less than one ton per hectare, and irrigated rice yields
average four tons per hectare. Using the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), which requires wider
spacing, transplants, and organic amendment such as manure or compost, the NGO Africare and
local farmers have obtained yields as high as nine tons per hectare—more than twice the conventional
irrigated rice in the area. Overall revenue from rice produced using SRI earned farmers double that of
conventional irrigated rice.
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