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CHILE: Co-Innovando para Una Producción de Arroz Más Sostenible y Sensible al Clima en Chile

CHILE: Co-Innovando para Una Producción de Arroz Más Sostenible y Sensible al Clima en Chile | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Recientemente viajé a Parral y San Carlos en las regiones de Ñuble y Maule de Chile, donde se produce el arroz del país. Tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar varios de los proyectos que el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) ha estado trabajando con el Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) para mejorar la sostenibilidad de la producción de arroz desde 2017.

 

Más de 200 agricultores, técnicos, investigadores y otras partes interesadas de la cadena de valor del arroz participaron en las jornadas de campo celebradas. Los socios han estado trabajando para validar y adaptar el Sistema de Intensificación del Arroz, o SRI (por sus siglas en inglés), durante siete temporadas de cultivo.

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Most of Chile’s rice is produced in Parral and San Carlos in the Ñuble and Maule regions where Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has been working with the Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) on rice production since 2017.  …Over 200 farmers, technicians, researchers and other stakeholders attended the field days.  The farmers face water shortages, tight margins, limited market options, high input costs, and heavy weed pressure. Project partners have been adapted the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) over seven growing seasons, achieving good yields using half the seed, less herbicides, and half the water at lower costs. Drip irrigation with SRI is being tried to further reduce water use.

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WEST AFRICA: Official launch of the RICOWAS project. January 18, 2023 in Bamako, Mali

WEST AFRICA: Official launch of the RICOWAS project. January 18, 2023 in Bamako, Mali | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

The official launch of the RICOWAS project « Scaling up climate-resilient rice production in West Africa », took place on January 18, 2023 in Bamako, Mali. The project is financed by the Adaptation Fund (AF) and implemented by the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) with the collaboration of the Regional Center of Specialization on Rice, hosted by the Institute of Rural Economy of Mali (CRS-Riz/IER), the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) and the Cornell University, for a 14M USD budget over a 4-year period. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a major component of the project.

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More details of this project can be found on the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) site  and a Dec. 2022  Cornell Chronicle article.

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