PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF THE RICE INTENSIFICATION SYSTEM (RIS) IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN TOGO
Total duration: 3 years
Start date-End date: 2014 – 2016
Funding: World Bank via MAEP Togo
Project management: MAEP Togo
Project Manager: ETD-GRAPHE-ICAT-ITRA Consortium
Amount: € 187,000
Partners: MAEP Togo, COD PPAAO
ETD operation areas: Togo, all 5 regions: Maritime, Plateaux, Centrale, Kara and Savanes.
Final beneficiaries and / or target groups: 7000 Togolese rice farmers on 832.5 hectares spread over the national territory
Resources involved (location and composition of the project team): Togo: Project Manager (Atakpamé) + 02 Assistants (Atakpamé) + 13 Farmer Monitoring Officers
Specific goals: The action aims to increase yields by at least 30% and lower production costs by 20% by popularizing the Rice Intensification System in Togo through an adaptive research and action research methodology.
Expected results of ETD: R1: A consortium of stakeholders implementing RIS is operational at national level. R2: The RIS technology package is tested in several major agro-ecologies in Togo. R3: Rice farmers have adopted rice intensification system as a method of production. R4: A communication system is put in place and allows to capitalize and disseminate the approach.
Major achievements of 2015: Continuation of RIS activities in 15 ESOPs. A total of 981 farmers out of 1517 identified were trained in rice production using the RIS technique and assisted in establishing the RIS plots on a total area of 84 ha. The weather conditions did not favor the successful execution of farmers’ activities. RIS plots yield data collection and processing is underway by the ETD team dedicated to this theme.
References: Dr ADOU-RAHIM Alimi, WAAPP Operational Coordinator, Togo component. Such. : (+228) 90 18 77 69. E-mail: email@example.com