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Final meeting of the project "Dissemination of RiceAdvice"

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Final meeting of the project "Dissemination of RiceAdvice", Cotonou, April 21, 2017

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Final meeting of the project "Dissemination of RiceAdvice"

  1. 1. Final meeting of the project « Dissemination of RiceAdvice » Cotonou le 21/02/2017
  2. 2. Goal/Purposes Zone Syngenta Fundation: Kouroumari/Office du Niger/Mali • To increase rice yield in the Kouroumari areas in Office du Niger/Mali by 20% ; • To increase the annual incomes of 600 farm households in the Kouroumari areas in ON/Mali; • To create employment opportunities for 10 youth in the area.
  3. 3. 3 Coordinateur Local Equipe de 2 agents •4 villages par équipe •30 producteurs par village Consultant Experimenté Implementation of the approach
  4. 4. Implementation of the approach • Signature of agreement of partnership between FSAD and Office du Niger about RA proposal of 5 agents by ON (100% ); • Recruitment of 5 young <35 years (20% ) ; • Proposal of 20 villages by ON; • Constitution of pairs/TeamsPhoto: Field officers/prestataires RA
  5. 5. implementation of the approach • Training of 13 (/10 planned) persons whose 77% < 40 years: RA & Good Agri Practices ;. • Choice of 600 farmers (2% )in 20 villages of the Kouroumari; for application ofRA; • Monitoring and supervision mission (IER/ON/FSAD).Photo: Supervision visit
  6. 6. Woman as service provider Low Level of Education Less graduates than men Little free time because of the reproductive activities (*a) Women and production of rice Low access to information Not owner of land Low level of training Weight of traditions (not decision makers + *a) Women strongly involved in production of legumes Why few women
  7. 7. Information of public • Organization of field day by village: 396 visitors; • Organization of field day between villages: 80 people from 20 villages; • Emission radio on the field day; • publication Article in the national daily newspaper “Essor” about field day.
  8. 8. • Recommendations RiceAdvice applied by 600 farmers in 20 villages of the Kouroumari; • Area under RA: 345 ha for 590 persons (0.58 ha/pers) Results/impacts of RA
  9. 9. Figure 1 Yield by village •Yield RA > yield last years in 95 % of villages; •Targeted yield achieved by 20% of villages. Results/impacts of RA
  10. 10. Results/impacts of RA • Yield increase of 1 t/ha among 590 farmers thanks to RA & GAP Yields (# Significant): Bad year: 3.8 t/ha Normal year: 5.5 t/ha Good year: 6.6 t/ha.
  11. 11. • 99% of the producers of 2016 want to reuse RA in 2017 • 44% of producers are ready to pay 250- 10 000 F CFA for RA- recommendations; • The tool is easy to use according to 90% of the field officers involving in 2016; • According to 100% of the field officers, organization of content is good to very good and the tool is useful to very useful for farmers. Results/Appreciation of RA
  12. 12. • Improvement tool depending on service providers:  insert a question relating to the type of floor  translated RA in the local language. • Future creation of an association by the 5 youth recruited:  Production of quality seeds,  Dissemination of good agricultural practices & RA for the production of rice; • Reflections on establishment of a pilot of paying service by FSAD. PERSPECTIVES
  13. 13. THANK YOU

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