SRI Rice Marketing Project Launched

SRI Rice Marketing Project Launched

After a lull in activities around SRI (Systems of Rice Intensification), two new SRI projects were launched recently in Mwea with support of NIB and AICAD respectively. Both are implemented as a collaboration between WARREC-JKUAT and MIAD-NIB. The AICAD (African Institute for Capacity and Development) supported project involves applied research, comprising within it two-sub-projects; (i) Scientific evaluation of labour demands under SRI, and (ii) Scientific assessment of impacts of SRI on weeds. Both sub-projects also include economic assessments/implications on SRI. The SRI Marketing Project is funded by NIB (National Irrigation Board), having commenced in April… Continue reading →

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) twin Projects Launched

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) twin Projects Launched

JKUAT through its Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC) is implementing SRI twin projects in Mwea irrigation scheme and also in Western Kenya irrigation schemes.The 1st project entitled ‘Enhancing Adoption of SRI through Capacity Building and Linking Farmers with Industry and Niche Medium and Main Outlet Markets’ is funded by the National Irrigation Board (NIB) .This is a six months’ project with a total budget of 5million aimed at building the capacity of farmers to enhance adoption of SRI and facilitate linking SRI farmers to industry and niche markets. Identifying solutions to Key Challenges Facing Adoption… Continue reading →