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Summary of SRI in Burundi

Training on the System of Rice Intensification has been ongoing in Burundi since 2010. The International Fund for Agriculture and Development's (IFAD) PAIVA-B project (Projet d'appui à l'intensification et à la valorisation agricoles du Burundi) implemented SRI in the Karusi and Ngozi provinces with over 2,600 farmers. Projects have reported rice yields increasing for one to five tons per hectare. Flooded Cellar Productions created a video that highlights some of the principles of SRI and some of the successes and impacts of SRI on farmers in Burundi. Additional Flooded Cellar videos are located on their YouTube channel in English and French. In collaboration with the Burundi government, IFAD has continued their support of SRI in several areas, including, among others, Karusi, Ngozi and Bujumbura provinces.

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