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Overview

SRI methods were introduced into Venezuela by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in 2015. Diddier Moreira conducted the original training with the support of IICA, Fundarroz, Nestlé, INIA, and Fundación Danac. The event, which was held at Calabozo, Venezuela, introduced better rice growing practices, including SRI, to 40 rice growers. Due to continued interest from the rice-growers, there were follow-up workshops in 2016. The first was for another 18 people in Guárico and the second for 42 people in Araure, Portuguesa. In 2017, another training in Guárico for 21 people was held and a demonstration plot was created for an additional 68 people. Shortly after the training, Venezuela was represented by María Sandoval at the Second Regional Exchange: Advances with SRI in the Americas, which took place in Ibagué, Colombia, from October 10-12, 2017.

While SRI is still in its early stages in the country, IICA and those involved with SRI in Venezuela believe SRI has great potential for the country and are anxious to see it thrive. Since SRI methodology uses less seed and water, less agrochemicals, and leads to less pest problems, they believe it can be of great value for rice production in Venezuela.

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