SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification
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MALAWI: Prospering Together with Rice

MALAWI: Prospering Together with Rice | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

‘It’s a game changer’

...Fulale Mbinga, an enterprising woman is one of 30 farmers mentored by her spouse, a lead farmer for the area. The lead farmer is happy that eight of the farmers he leads have adopted SRI, which helped him yield almost a tonne from plots that previously produced just about 500kg.

“One-one [SRI] is a game changer because we harvest more even with erratic rains which vanish too early for rice which requires adequate water,” he says. By following the tips from field officers  deployed by Kaporo North Farmers Association, Sichali harvests up to 12 bags weighing 90kg each from plots dedicated to SRI.

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MALAWI: New initiative pushes up rice output in Machinga

MALAWI: New initiative pushes up rice output in Machinga | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

The African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC), an institution that promotes the role of business in development, has touted the introduction of system of rice intensification (SRI) in Machinga District to increase the crop’s output... Henry Chiwalo said that since the concept was introduced, rice production has doubled from 2,500 kg/ha to agout 5,850 kg/ha... Over 2,800 rice farmers in 3 irrigation schemes in Machinga are practising this system...

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MALAWI: Incentive Based Contract Farming in Malawi

MALAWI: Incentive Based Contract Farming in Malawi | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

The National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) supports more than 100,000 members across 60 associations. NASFAM, the GIZ programme KULIMA More Income and Employment in Rural Areas of Malawi (KULIMA MIERA) and the UK-funded PROSPER Markets project set up an incentive-based contract farming scheme with over 4,500 farmers in Karonga in Malawi’s Northern Region. The contract farming scheme incentivises farmers to produce the desired quality and quantities of rice. To qualify for participation in the contract farming scheme, farmers must be an active NASFAM member, have a minimum of one acre of land, and use System of Rice Intensification planting methods.

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MALAWI: System of Rice Intensification - Harvesting More with Less | YouTube

Video about adoption of SRI in the Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture Development (IRLADP) Projects in Malawi.

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According to the video, the Malawi Government has adopted SRI into its national agriculture policy...

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