Mission to supervise the multiplication of the SRI in pole 5 PADA

In order to reverse the gradually negative trends affecting rice productivity in Benin, the PADA-FA plans to increase the use of the SRI at the level of its beneficiaries and to make it, in the short and long term, a rice cultivation method adopted by a large majority of producers in a very short time frame. This system is a production method designed to increase yield while significantly reducing the input of external inputs and seeds.

In order to achieve this objective, it is planned, following the training of trainers on the SRI, to increase the use of this technology in Poles 1 and 5. This duplication began on Monday, October 08 and lasted twelve (12) days in Pole 5.

A supervision team was therefore set up to support the CCR-B trainers in the various villages where the training is taking place. A mission of the said supervision team then visited the municipalities of Zangnanado, Covè, Zogbodomey and Ouinhi.

Overall, the multiplication of the SRI has been approved by all producers. No major difficulties were encountered due to the proper preparation of the mission. It should be noted that the trained beneficiaries made some complaints, namely:

  • the development of some of their operations
  • the equipment of their site with motor pumps, boots, motor cultivators….

The multiplication phase of the SRI for the benefit of the beneficiaries went well in the four rice producing communes in cluster 5. Participants showed great interest in the various communications. As a result of this duplication, 832 producers, including 415 women, were trained. The results obtained augur well for the achievement of the objectives expected of this activity.

Training of trainers on the intensive rice farming system

To improve the situation, the PADA introduced to its beneficiaries the Intensive Rice System (IRS), a production method designed to increase irrigated rice cultivation, by changing the management of plants, soil, water and nutrients while reducing external inputs with a very significant reduction in the quantity of seeds and vegetative development and a much higher tillering.

As part of the multiplication of this technology, from 17 to 22 September 2018, 60 technicians (40 CCR-B technicians and 20 ATDA 1 and 5 technicians) will be trained on the SRI. This report reports on the different stages of the training.
Reminder of the objectives

The overall objective is the large-scale dissemination of the Intensive Rice farming System (IRS) on the developed sites of the PADA with a view to increasing rice productivity to ensure food security and therefore reduce the vulnerability of populations in a context of climate change.
Course of the training

The workshop was divided into three stages:

  • The presentation of the papers in the room followed by debates
  • Practical work on site
  • Planning for gearing

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ProCAD/community radio partnership for a better visibility of ProCAD activities

During two days, from 13 to 14 November 2018, the ProCAD conference room will be used as a framework for the workshop on the implementation of partnership contracts between ProCAD and community radio stations to ensure the visibility of the activities of the PADA and PPAAO-BENIN projects, their promotion and the improvement of their image among the general public.
The objective of this workshop is to support ProCAD in the implementation phase of its communication plan, particularly in the “Mediatization of all these activities” section, and to guarantee the environment in which the partnership contract with these community radio stations will be implemented. It is therefore essential and necessary to share with the executing structures the main axes of this mediatization component.
About fifty participants, including representatives of DDAEPs, ATDAs, community radio stations and others, are actively participating in the work of this workshop.