SRI-WAAPP Hosts Multi-Country SRI Youth Project

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As part of the SRI-WAAPP project, northern Beninese NGOs DÉDESC and DEDRAS, and WAAPP-Benin’s implementing agency, ProCAD (Programme Cadre d’Appui a la Diversification Agricole), organized a five month, four-country (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo) SRI youth project (see final project report). Funded through both regional (through CNS-Riz) and national WAAPP (through ProCAD) structures, the project consisted […]

SRI-WAAPP Site Map Updated

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The project on Improving and Scaling up the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in West Africa (SRI-WAAPP) has had continued success promoting the introduction, adaptation and scaling up of SRI in Benin since January 2014. The updated 2016 map at right shows 62 SRI project sites throughout Benin. For more information on SRI in Benin, […]

Farmer-led study demonstrates benefits of SRI on Cropping Cycle

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An article by Pascal Gbenou et al analyzes the results of 90 participating farmers who undertook SRI trials on 32 plots over 3 years beginning in 2009. In both plateau and floodplain environments, farmers compared conventional methods to SRI as well as ‘farmer-adapted’ practices (modified SRI using only the principle of early transplanting). The trials showed that […]