Updated Jun 10, 2019
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Optimum seeding density, balanced nutrient supply, careful handling, rapid transplanting and proper seedling age can increase yield rice by 0.25-1.0 t/ha compared to farmers’ typical practices of using much older seedlings, where area not excessively flooded.https://csisa.org/
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Unhealthy rice seedlings, transplant shock, poor rice crop establishment that can hinder yield.
CSISA works with partners to create awareness of the importance of healthy rice seedlings and careful nursery management through the extension department, mass media campaigns, and through large NGOs and livelihoods initiatives. Healthy rice seedlings produced through better-bet management nursery management practices have tremendous potential to increase farmers' awareness and practice of timely seedling establishment.
The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented by a team of scientists and change-makers with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Operating across South Asia, CSISA works to increase the adoption of resource-conserving and climate-resilient technologies and improves farmers’ access to markets and enterprise development.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN