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Overview of SRI in Côte d'Ivoire

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) activities were first documented in Côte d’Ivoire during 2014 following the onset of the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program's (WAAPP) regional Improving and Scaling up SRI in West Africa (SRI-WAAPP) project. Following initial trials overseen by the SRI-WAAPP National Facilitator for Côte d’Ivoire, Dr. Alphonse Bouet, the project focus zoned in on peri-urban areas across the country. The map at right lists SRI trial sites as of 2016. The second regional workshop, attended by 60 participants from the 13 West African countries involved in the SRI-WAAPP project, took place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, February 16-19, 2015. Various additional SRI-WAAPP trainings are outlined in the progress/activities section below. In a 2021 article the National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA) reports that SRI methods used in irrigated rice plots of Gbon, in the Savanes district in northern Côte d'Ivoire, have resulted in a 25% increase in production. (This site is part of a SRI project was implemented in 2013 in Côte d'Ivoire and Gbon was one of the 13 departments selected for its extension phase.) In October 2021, the Adaptation Fund approved the “Scaling up Climate Resilient Rice Production in West Africa” (RICOWAS) project which includes Côte d’Ivoire and 12 other countries in the region. The RICOWAS project emphasizes SRI methods and other climate resilient rice production practices.

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