Three Ideas to Improve Rice Yields

To increase the rice farming production and farmer income, CEDAC has been promoting the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) since 2000. While integrated SRI practice is ideal, CEDAC is now encouraging farmers to implement the three core SRI techniques to further increase rice yields:

  1. The use of natural compost
  2. Transplanting young seedlings in single rows
  3. Planting seedling rows at uniform distances from each other

According to CEDAC President Dr. Yang Saing Koma “if farmers can apply all these three important steps, they will get higher yields. Moreover, they would get even higher yields through applying other good practices including weeding, keeping soils well aerated and moist, and a proper water management.”