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Rice farmers operating under the Kpong Irrigation Project at Asutware in the Eastern Region, on Tuesday called on Government to adopt the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as a policy to help increase rice production.

The SRI is a set of farming practices developed by farmers in Madagascar to ensure maximum use of land and water as well as other resources,  based on the development of healthier, large and deep- rooted practices that could make  crops to resist drought, water logging and wind damage.

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Courtesy: Ghana News Agency

1st November 2011