Farmers are planting their rice on the developed valleys; MoFA and CRAN are facilitating the establishment of demonstration plots and learning plots for farmers to learn the Good Agronomic Practices (GAPs) and Systems of Rice intensification (SRI).
Farmers have also received rice seeds, herbicides and fertilizers from the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) through MoFA to support their rice production at an interest rate of 10%.
Farmers are excited because, their lowlands have been developed and the rains though did not start early, is coming in quantities that is desirable for rice optimum growth and they envisage good harvest this 2015 season.
Pic1) A woman rice farmer transplanting, a technology that ensures higher yields.
Pic2) Demonstration and learning activity on the demo plot.
Pic3) CRAN staff visited some rice farmers on their field to provide technical support in planting rice