The project aims to help Suriname achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in rice production and increase the export of high-quality rice.
- Introducing and sharing the intellectual properties of eight new area-specific rice varieties to enable the country to produce specialized rice varieties for export.
- Developing institutional capacity in certified seed production, breeding methodology, and protocol, as well as setting up a certified seed production facility.
- Strengthening soil fertility through the improvement of soil and nutrient management, introduction of bio fertilizers, and development of good fertilizer practices and management systems.
- Establishing an integrated water management system for rice areas in Suriname and piloting land-levelling work to improve water coverage.
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