THE SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI)  IN  RWANDA Presented by Katono Ouma, on behalf of Jonas Bavugamenshi, National C...
Rice Farming in Rwanda <ul><li>Rice production was introduced into Rwanda in the 1950s.  </li></ul><ul><li>Total area expl...
SRI IN RWANDA  <ul><li>SRI was introduced in Rwanda in 2006,  beginning with the training of 50 rice producers and Rwandan...
BASIC PRINCIPLES ADOPTED <ul><li>The utilization of quality seeds (seed selection). </li></ul><ul><li>The utilization of  ...
PREPARATION OF RICE FIELDS
SELECTION OF QUALITY SEEDS
PREPARATION OF SEED BEDS @  National Agricultural Research Institute (ISAR)
TRANSPLANTING OF SEEDLINGS
FARMERS TENDING THEIR FIELDS
USE OF PESTICIDES
CONSTRAINTS OF THE APPLICATION OF SRI IN RWANDA <ul><li>Access to seeds  </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation water control  </li>...
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Presenter: Katono Ouma, on behalf of Jonas Bavugamenshi

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0917 The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Rwanda

  1. 1. THE SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI) IN RWANDA Presented by Katono Ouma, on behalf of Jonas Bavugamenshi, National Coordinator of Union of Rice Cooperatives in Rwanda (UCORIRWA)
  2. 2. Rice Farming in Rwanda <ul><li>Rice production was introduced into Rwanda in the 1950s. </li></ul><ul><li>Total area exploited increased from 3,549 ha in 2000 to currently 12,000 ha </li></ul><ul><li>62,000 farmers operate under 55 cooperatives, with average 0.2 ha of land per household </li></ul>
  3. 3. SRI IN RWANDA <ul><li>SRI was introduced in Rwanda in 2006, beginning with the training of 50 rice producers and Rwandan technicians in SRI concepts and methods by two Malagasy experts from Association Tefy Saina with the support of IFAD. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, SRI was introduced into PAPSTA pilot zones of Kibaza (Bugesera district) and Rwabutazi (Kirehe district) with assistance from UCORIRWA. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Kibaza, rice yields have increased from 4 t/ha to at least 6 t/ha, with a total production of 135 t in 2008. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Rwabutazi, rice yields have increased from 4 t/ha to at least 7 t/ha with a total production of 401 t in 2008. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average yield per farmer in the pilot zones has increased from 3.5t/ha to 7 t/ha with a maximum of 8t/ha. </li></ul><ul><li>The quantity of seeds used has decreased, from 80 kg/ha to 6-8 kg per ha. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BASIC PRINCIPLES ADOPTED <ul><li>The utilization of quality seeds (seed selection). </li></ul><ul><li>The utilization of natural fertilizer (compost). </li></ul><ul><li>Transplanting of seedlings not more than 15 days old. </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding done manually with simple weeding implement (rotary hoe). </li></ul>
  5. 5. PREPARATION OF RICE FIELDS
  6. 6. SELECTION OF QUALITY SEEDS
  7. 7. PREPARATION OF SEED BEDS @ National Agricultural Research Institute (ISAR)
  8. 8. TRANSPLANTING OF SEEDLINGS
  9. 9. FARMERS TENDING THEIR FIELDS
  10. 10. USE OF PESTICIDES
  11. 11. CONSTRAINTS OF THE APPLICATION OF SRI IN RWANDA <ul><li>Access to seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation water control </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing – farmers had difficulty selling their larger SRI crop in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Replication of SRI is being supported in the Rural Sector Support Project (RSSP) in marshlands and countrywide </li></ul>
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