Hub Fact Sheet

Rice growing season: Wet season (June-December)

Rainfed Lowland yield (t/ha): 1.5

Irrigated Lowland yield (t/ha): 3.5

Rice Area per Farmer (ha): ≥1.5

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: Tox, GR 18, Anyofula, Digang, Faro 15

Rainfed Lowland: Tox, GR 18, Anyofula, Digang, Faro 15

Rainfed Upland: NERICA 4

Selected Crop Management

Land preparation: Machine

Crop establishment: Direct seeding

Herbicide use: Yes

Chemical fertilizer application: Yes

Harvesting: Manual & combine

Threshing: Manual

Women activities: Weeding, threshing, winnowing.

Major Challenges: Fertilizer access, weeds, seeds (variety, mixture, access), mechanization, access to credit.

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