In Senegal, rice intensification helps farmers grow more with less

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In Senegal, rice intensification helps farmers grow more with less by Noah Tobias on 30 May 2023 To fight food insecurity and climate change, Senegal is increasingly employing a relatively new strategy for growing rice, known as the “system of rice intensification” (SRI). Developed in Madagascar in the 1960s, this method of growing rice intentionally stresses the […]

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 […]