Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam

Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin

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Agriculture and Food Safety

The objective of the project is to contribute to enhance resilience of rainfed farmers of the Lower Mekong Basin region by promoting the use of the System of Rice Intensification.

The project aims at increasing crop yield, productivity and profitability on sustainable basis at smallholders' farmers’ fields in rainfed areas of the of Lower Mekong Basin region. The project supports the intensification of small-scale agriculture as a performing model that could provide jobs and enhance food security. System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is an emerging alternative technology to conventional rice cultivation techniques that instils a social dimension to farming to produce healthy and profitable crops using less water, energy and seed, and through skilful management of plants, soils, water and nutrients

Sector: Sustainable Agriculture

Domain: Development

Benefiting zone: Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam)

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Budget amount (€): 2 900 000.00

Duration: January 2013 – December 2017

Implementing Organisation: AIT (Asian Institute of Technology)

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