Cultivating Prosperity: Madagascar’s Rice Revolution

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It’s 8 a.m., and the sun over Madagascar is already etching shadowy grooves across the landscape in the small village of Tsinjorano. Farmer Patricia Suzy Razafindrafara, 42, shades her eyes with her palm and surveys her rice fields. Thick stalks sway in the gentle breeze as crickets sing a morning lullaby. She carefully kicks off […]

Competition des pratiques rizicoles et avantages de la technique du SRI pendant la saison culturale VARY BE

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A Madagascar, 78,7 % de la population sont agricoles dont 83,7 % pratiquent l’agriculture à titre d’activité principale (INSTAT, Campagne 2004-2005), de plus la part de l’agriculture dans le PIB total est de 28 % (FAO, 2008). Le développement de l’agriculture est alors un des facteurs clés pour dynamiser le pays. Concernant la riziculture, elle […]

Spreading the system of rice intensification across East and Southern Africa

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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a set of good practices that introduces a new way of farming rice to smallholders. By using less seed, land and water, the new system significantly increases yields in most cases, but at the same time intensifies work requirements at some stages. The remarkable results obtained by farmers […]