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 […]

Rwanda: Rice Intensification System (SRI): Awareness and adoption in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), originated from Madagascar is currently spreading all over the world as a special innovation to increase rice productivity by using fewer production inputs and consequently reducing production costs. In alignment with the Rwandan Government’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency in rice production, the SRI method was introduced in 2007 by […]

Summary of SRI in Rwanda

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International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) brought two people from the Madagascar NGO Association Tefy Saina to Rwanda in 2006 to extend SRI methods in conjunction with the Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PAPSTA); fifty farmers were trained in SRI methods in the original training. By 2008, an additional 2000 […]