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Video shows how to increase rice yields

Video shows how to increase rice yields

Video shows how

to increase rice yields

 

A new 30-minute video on

growing rice through SRI – the System of Rice Intensification – has been

prepared by Oxfam America

and the Cambodian
Center for Study and

Development in Agriculture (CEDAC). SRI was first introduced to Cambodia in

2000. CEDAC president Yang Saing Koma said SRI has helped more than 80,000

Cambodian families grow more rice and produce better yields. The system

involves 12 simple practices in all areas of rice growing, including planting,

fertilizers, irrigation, and harvesting. Koma said farmers can increase yields

by 50-150 percent compared with traditional growing methods. “This is a good

opportunity for the farmers to develop their old system to the new one in order

to get more products,” said Brian Lund, regional director of Oxfam. (Mom

Kunthear)

 

 

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