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Financing family rice farming to improve performance of large dams

Financing family rice farming to improve performance of large dams
Document language: 
English

Author(s): 
Frédéric Bazin

Governments need to improve access to seasonal credit if they want a return on investment in large-scale irrigation for rice farming. Large dam-irrigated rice cultivation projects are only justifiable if producers can obtain high yields, but to do this they need to adopt rice varieties with high genetic potential and make intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides. The majority of small producers do not have access to credit to purchase all the inputs required.

Date: 
February 2016

Publisher: 
GWI West Africa

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