Sudan and JICA launch aerobic rice cultivation program

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Sudan’s Ministery of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to increase rice production, close the food gap, and reduce imports through a program for growing aerobic rice in Gezira State.

The project is part of the country’s collaboration with the Japanese International Cooperation Organization (JICA) that focuses on the introduction of modern agricultural technologies and cash crops.

Aerobic rice is a production system in which especially developed “aerobic rice” varieties are grown in well-drained, non-puddled, and nonsaturated soils. With good management, the system aims for yields of at least 4-6 tons per hectare.

Read the full story at Sudan News Agency

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