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[December 2021]

At the Central and West Asia Rice Center (CWA-Rice) annual meeting, a virtual training course on Sustainable Rice Production was held, which began with SRI. At the start of the 2021 rice season, the head of CWA-Rice Center decided to implement the SRI system with a unified experiment in three member-countries: Iraq, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
During the past four rice seasons (2018-2021), the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture included SRI system in its annual scientific program at the Al-Mishkhab Rice Research Station. The ministry also recognized Distinguished Rice Farmers who practice SRI rice-growing in Iraqi provinces, producing high-grade rice seed with nearly 100% purity.