Hub Fact Sheet

Rice growing season: Wet season (June-November); Dry season (December-May)

Rainfed Lowland yield: 2.5 t/ha

Rainfed Upland yield: 2.5 t/ha

Irrigated Lowland yield: 4.2 t/ha

Rice Area per Farmer: ≥1.0 et <1.5 ha

General farmer’s support and assets

Presence of farmer’s association: Not common

Access to credit: No or limited

Land ownership (does farmer rent land?): No

Popular Varieties

Irrigated: Jasmine 85/Gbewaa, Tox 3107, WITA9, AGRAMOO/IR841

Rainfed Lowland: Jasmine 85/Gbewaa, Tox 3107, WITA9, AGRAMOO/IR841

Selected Crop Management

Land preparation: Manual, animal, machine

Crop establishment: Direct seeding, transplanting

Water supply: Dam

Herbicide use: Yes

Chemical fertilizer application: Yes

Harvesting: Manual & combine

Threshing: Manual

Women activities: Transplanting, weeding, threshing winnowing.

Major Challenges: Drought, poor water management, weeds, birds, seeds (variety, mixture, access), market for selling rice, access to credit.

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