Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
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With a mandate to provide farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions with appropriate technologies to increase their food and fibre crop production based on sustainable production system which maintains and/or increase soil fertility, SARI and its partners made good progress during 2010 that we are happy to share with you.
These are captured under Scientific Support Group, Northern Region Farming System Research Group, Upper West Region Farming System Research Group and Upper East Region Farming System Research Group.Nevertheless, work on the Emergency Rice Initiative Project with funding from USAID improved farmers' access to quality rice seed and fertilizer and expanded knowledge on best-bet rice technologies.
The project reached out to 12,635 farmers in 27 districts in the three northern regions and increased paddy production by 28,663 tons. These farmers gained access to best-bet rice technologies through on-the-job training and videos on rice technologies.