SRI in Laos

In addition to Vietnam and Cambodia, SRI is also starting to catch on in Laos as well. A Japanese NGO called Pro-Net 21 is working to promote SRI there, and they’ve recently been featured in the local press. Here are some pictures from the Pro-Net 21 website:

Land Accumulation: Opportunity or Threat for Small Farmers in Vietnam?

Vietnam is a nation of small farmers, with average holdings of paddy land under 0.5 ha per household. Private land tenure only recently returned to rural Vietnam, with the dismantling of the collective farms in the 1980s and 1990s, and remains heavily restricted. Agricultural land is still technically owned by the state, and farmers  receive… Read More Land Accumulation: Opportunity or Threat for Small Farmers in Vietnam?

Report on Hybrid Rice in Vietnam

Here’s another interesting item, this time from GRAIN on hybrid rice in Vietnam: Vietnam: Farmers not benefiting from hybrid rice Posted:  08 April 2009 http://www.grain.org/hybridrice/?lid=217 A new study of farmer experiences with hybrid rice in Vietnam raises questions about the merits of the Vietnamese government’s support for hybrid rice. Tran Duc Vien and Nguyen Thi Duong Nga… Read More Report on Hybrid Rice in Vietnam