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RiceAdvice is a decision support tool for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa. It is an interactive tool, and the guidelines are generated based on farmers' answers to multiple choice questions on crop management practices and market. Expected users include farmers, extension workers, private rice sectors, development agencies in Africa who are interested in advice for rice production. This Infographic series shows how RiceAdvice works and how farmers and service providers benefit from it.

RiceAdvice is a decision support tool for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa. It is an interactive tool, and the guidelines are generated based on farmers' answers to multiple choice questions on crop management practices and market. Expected users include farmers, extension workers, private rice sectors, development agencies in Africa who are interested in advice for rice production. This Infographic series shows how RiceAdvice works and how farmers and service providers benefit from it.

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  1. 1. Rice: important staple food in sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) 40% of rice consumed in SSA is imported Low paddy yield 2 t/ha in SSA vs. 4.5 t/ha in the world Large yield gap 30-40% of what can be achieved with good practices Poor soil fertility Only 20% of rice soils are considered as good soil Poor access to inputs and good practices Increased rice consumption over 50% over the past two decades Issues with rice production RiceAdvice is created by AfricaRice and Co-Capacity - www.riceadvice.info - facebook.com/RiceAdvice
  2. 2. Introducing RiceAdvice RiceAdvice is a free app for AndroidTM that helps to improve rice farmers’ yield and income through providing personalized advice on rice management practices The following steps are required to get advice: Step 1: Download RiceAdvice from Google Play on smartphone or tablet Step 2: Fill in farmers’ personal condition: rice growing condition, typical pracitces, expected sowing date, fertilizer availability and market price Step 3: Set yield targets based on their available budget or desired prodution level Step 4: Get a personalized advice including a crop calendar, fertilizer plan, recommended rice variety and other good agricultural practices Farmers using RiceAdvice report • Yield gains of 0.6 up to 1.8 t/ha • Income gains of $100 up to $200 per ha It also improve farmers’ knowledge of good agricultural practices Benefits from using RiceAdvice Using RiceAdvice Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. RiceAdvice is created by AfricaRice and Co-Capacity - www.riceadvice.info - facebook.com/RiceAdvice
  3. 3. Using RiceAdvice by service providers to farmers Using RiceAdvice is easy and quick to learn All you need is an Android tablet or smartphone It can even be used when offline Download from Google Play Service providers can learn to use RiceAdvice from the website or get face-to-face training A well-trained service provider can reach At least 100 farmers per season More than 300 service providers have been trained in the use of RiceAdvice Almost all the farmers want to continue using RiceAdvice More than 12,500 farmers have been reached Achievements 2016 Ready for use in 5 countries Under testing in 9 countries RiceAdvice is created by AfricaRice and Co-Capacity - www.riceadvice.info - facebook.com/RiceAdvice

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