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First harvest in Bamé celebrated with farmers

February 13, 2011

In early January the first season of rice in Bamé ended. The fields, planted with the NERICA-19 variety, were harvested and the yields were promising being around 5 to 6 tons per hectare.

A clear distinction was found between fields managed under traditional conditions and fields managed under the Sawah system of submerged fields. due to the high rainfall this year the traditional system performed well. It is expected that in the second (dry) season the Sawah system will even perform better in comparison with the traditional system.

This first yield was celebrated with rice dinner on february 8 with the 19 rice farmers active in the inland-valley in Bamé.

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