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 […]

GHANA: CSIR-SARI Trains AEAs on Rice Production

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Participants at the training Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has trained Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) and farmers on system of rice intensification activities under the Ricowas scaling up climate resilient rice production in west Africa project. Dr Issah Sugri, Senior Research Scientist at CSIR-SARI and Project Monitor, said […]

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 […]