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02 Oct 2018
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An agro-ecological approach to rice leads to new success
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"Thanks to the Government of Venezuela, FAO implemented the Partnership for Sustainable Rice System Development in Africa project, which facilitated the introduction of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as a means of addressing current constraints. SRI changes the agronomy, water and nutrient management of rice, increasing its productivity. SRI techniques encourage the use of wider spacing between seedlings, thereby using fewer seeds and less water. The project is being implemented in three districts namely Kilombero, Kilosa and Mvomero in Morogoro region covering five irrigation schemes."

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