Hub Fact Sheet

Rice growing season: Wet season (October-March)

Rainfed Upland yield (t/ha): 0.8

Rice Area per Farmer (ha): ≥0.5 et <1.0

General farmer’s support and assets

Presence of farmer’s association: Not common

Access to credit: No

Land ownership (does farmer rent land?): No

Popular Varieties

Rainfed Upland: Tshela, NERICA 7

Selected Crop Management

Land preparation: Manual

Crop establishment: Direct seeding

Water supply:

Herbicide use: Not common

Chemical fertilizer application: Not common

Harvesting: Manual

Threshing: Manual

Women activities: Sowing, weeding, bird control, harvesting, drying, transporting, storage.

Major Challenges: Fertilizer access, poor soil quality, weeds, birds, rodents, market for selling, labor input for post harvest.

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