Scaling-up climate-resilient rice production in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia (Republic of the), Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo)

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Rice is a staple crop that has been grown in West Africa for more than 3500 years, since the domestication of African rice (Oryza glaberrima). Produced by low-income smallholders across the entire region, rice plays a key role in regional food security for rural and urban populations. In recent years, increasing demand stemming from population […]


GUINEA: The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) – Smallholder Paddy Productivity and Market Linkages in Kindia Prefecture, Guinea

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An understanding of how the System of Rice Intensification method of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has influenced sustainable solutions to smallholder paddy farmers’ challenges of poor yield and marketing in Kindia Prefecture, Guinea informed this study. Causal research design was used, involving a survey of 126 beneficiaries and 78 non-beneficiaries of WAAPP. […]


Summary of SRI Activities in Guinea

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In 2003, Dr. Peng Jimeng, deputy director of the China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center introduced hybrid varieties and SRI methods in Guinea. In 2012, a Peace Corps Volunteer and her colleague from the National School of Agriculture and Livestock (ENAE) in Lower Guinea attended a three-day SRI workshop that was held in […]