Ghana

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An SRI field demo in northern Ghana [courtesy SDF / Evans Sackeye]


SRI National Facilitator – Wilson Dogbe, CSIR-SARI
WAAPP Coordinator – Azara Ali Mamshie

ReportsVideosMedia Articles


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Reports

CSIR/SARI — 2015 Ghana SRI-WAAPP Annual Report
February, 2016
An annual report for the SRI-WAAPP project.

Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB) — Training and Field Trial Report
December, 2013
Covers a series of trainings and field trials in six out of ten regions of Ghana: Upper East, Northern, Volta, Western, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo.

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Videos

A full and up-to-date playlist of videos from countries around the region, including Ghana, is available on the SRI-Rice YouTube Channel‘s SRI-WAAPP playlist.

ViaSat 1 News – We Shall Meet the Seed Demand for Next Year – Dr. Nustugah / SARI

CSIR-SARI / Dr. Wilson Dogbe – Rice Production Projections in 2015

ViaSat 1 News – System Rice intensification Project launched in the Northern Region

Integrated Agricultural Productivity Improvement and Marketing Project – Rice Farmers Urged to adopt Nursing and Transplanting methods for Rice Cultivation

Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB) — Promotional video

SRI-WAAPP – 2015 project video

Interview from the first West African SRI Workshop (Ouagadougou, 7/26-27/12) – Gina Odarteifio, CEO, AMSIG Resources, Accra

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Media Articles

Savanna Agric Institute to enhance rice production – GhanaWeb [28 April 2015]
A news article covering the launch of project activities in northern Ghana, with $1m USD in financing through the WAAPP.

70% of Ghana’s Rice Imported Annually – PeaceFM Online [21 December 2015]
Coverage of a report by the Chairman of the Volta Region’s Rice Producers’ Network, calling on measures to increase rice production in part through promotion of SRI. The statement was made during a field visit by a team from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to an SRI demonstration plot in Akrofo, Volta Region.

3,000 Ghanaian Rice Farmers Receive Support – Footprint to Africa [12 November 2015]
Coverage of an SNV project in the Northern Region, including comments from the project’s director referring to SRI as a means of increasing rice production and achieving the project’s goals.

Rice Farmers Must Produce Quality – GRIB – B&FT Online [03 December 2015]
An article about the Ghana Rice Inter-professional Body’s (GRIB) efforts to increase rice quality, in part by using SRI.

Rice Farmers Need Power Tillers, Government Told – Ghana News Agency [11 December 2015]
Speaking at an SRI training session in Akrofu, Volta Region, the SRI coordinator for the Southern Zone told reporters that farmers need government support for mechanization in order to better develop their rice fields. Also quoted was an area rice farmer using SRI, saying that SRI is appropriate for smallholder farmers because it reduces inputs and increases yields.

Savanna Agric Institute to enhance rice production – Ghana Web [28 April 2015]
News from the launch of a 3-year SRI project that is part of the regional SRI-WAAPP project.

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Find more information about SRI in Ghana on the SRI-Rice website, here.

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