LE COUPLAGE DE L’APPROCHE SMART-VALLEYS ET SRI

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Le Smart-valleys est une approche de dévelop- pement de bas-fonds pour des systèmes de pro- duction rizicole en Afrique sub-saharienne, ba- sée sur une démarche participative, durable et à faible coût. Elle a été développée par le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) et ses partenaires de recherche, en 1997 et 2001 au Ghana et […]

Scaling-up climate-resilient rice production in West Africa

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West Africa has had an impressive economic growth in the past two decades, with economic growth rates at above 5% between 2000 and 2014 (Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018)1. Yet it is uneven as Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire represent 85% of regional Gross domestic product (GDP). High informality, increasing inequalities and poverty also undermine growth […]

Technical)Manual)for)SRI)in)West)Africa Improving*and*Scaling*up*of*the*System*of*Rice* Intensification*in*West*Africa

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Changing over from the current rice production practices to adopting the SRI methodology is not a straightforward process. We propose hereby a number of steps that can assist in making this transition successful. Being systematic and staying creative are our two main recommendations when working through this process! 1. Understand the concept and principles of […]