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LIBERIA: UNDP Grant Recipient Launches Climate Smart Seed Rice for Liberia

LIBERIA: UNDP Grant Recipient Launches Climate Smart Seed Rice for Liberia | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Africa-Press – Liberia. A recipient of UNDP’s agricultural grants has launched commercial seed rice, which is expected to increase local rice production and reduce reliance on rice imports. The Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP) received a grant  to produce climate smart agriculture seed rice in Montserrado and Lofa counties using a methodology known as System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Speaking at the launch, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Programme Violet Baffour stressed the need to scale up support to small farmers and cooperatives as part of efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, and end hunger and malnutrition in Liberia.

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ACEH, INDONESIA:  Petani Berjaya di Aceh Jaya (Successful Farmers in Aceh Jaya) - YouTube

Video: 2018 (October 29). Successful Farmers in Aceh Jaya. 27:20 min. IDEP Foundation channel, YouTube. [This film is about how NGO CCR works with communities in Aceh Jaya Regency, Aceh Province. It highlights the extension of SRI in which farmers can continue to save on cost, increase revenue as well as play an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning straw and using pesticides. Also, communities will better understand disaster risk reduction and be more resilient in protecting themselves after the trainings received from Caritas Czech Republic.]

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GHANA: Effects of Spacing and Water Control on Growth and Yield Performance of Irrigated Rice in Guinea Savannah Agro-ecological Zone

This aim of the study, conducted at Golinga irrigation scheme in Ghana, was to investigate how water supply and plant density, components of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), can improve rice yield and reduce water use. Water control and planting distance interaction significantly influenced plant height where intermittent flooding promoted taller plants in narrow and wider planting distance (20 x 20 cm and 40 x 40 cm). Days to 50% flowering lengthened with increasing planting distance. Tiller and reproductive tiller number per plant increased with increasing planting distance. Intermittent flooding and increased spacing induced better root development. Panicle number per unit area, paddy grain yield and straw weight performed best under 25 x 25 cm planting distance. Paddy yield of 5.2 ton/ha at 25 x 25 cm was above the national average. Intermittent and continuous flooding gave a similar performance. Increasing plant spacing helps to improve individual hill performance.

 

In conclusion, the  study shows that wider spacing improves individual hill performance but if the plant density is low the higher individual hill performance cannot compensate for the reduced plant density. Intermittent flooding of rice does not put the crop in a disadvantageous position as it elicited similar response as continuous condition. Farmers are recommended to increase planting distance of rice to between 20 x 20 cm and 25 x 25 cm and apply water intermittently.

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Sherif, Abubakari Mohammed, et al. 2020. Effects of spacing and water control on growth and yield performance of irrigated rice in Guinea savannah Agro ecological zone. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development 7(1): 26-37

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