FAO spearheads adoption of new rice production technology in Tanzania in push to raise yields and boost farmer incomes

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TANZANIA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through funding from the European Union (EU), has embarked on training farmers on the system of rice intensification technology (SRI) in an effort to improve their yields and incomes. IPP Media reports that FAO has earmarked farmers in the Morogoro and Mbeya regions by […]

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In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the rapid expansion of rice consumption in recent years has led to increased production. It is assumed that the expansion of rice production in SSA is mainly due to an increase in production area, while the total amount of unutilized arable land is decreasing. In this paper, we first analyze the […]

Unique technique enables Tanzanian rice growers produce more with less seeds, water and land

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Smallholder rice farmers drawn from green rolling hills of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania are benefiting from a unique farming technique that has enabled them produce more with less seeds, water, and smaller plots of land while applying the Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The technique dubbed System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is an environmentally sustainable farming method […]