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 […]


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

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The System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is an agro-ecological and climate-smart rice production methodology that allows farmers to produce more grain using less seed and water, and fewer purchased inputs. Unlike other agriculture strategies, SRI does not rely on infrastructural projects, new varieties or fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides to raise yields. Instead, SRI is […]