Thursday, July 3, 2014

Video on participatory varietal selection of rice in Myanmar now on YouTube

Rice fields in the lower Ayeyarwaddy Delta of Myanmar are prone to salt-intrusion and floods, and farmers usually do not have access to new high-yielding, short-duration varieties that can withstand these stresses.

The International Rice Research Institute, through the Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund Project of the United Nations Office for Project Services, has introduced high-yielding varieties for favorable areas and stress-tolerant varieties for the salt- and flood-prone areas to farmers through participatory varietal selection (PVS).

The PVS process was captured in a video titled Participatory varietal selection of rice in Myanmar. This video highlights the PVS steps taken by farmers in Labutta Township, Myanmar, and the experiences and new knowledge gained by some farmers who joined the PVS trials. The video also features the top four selected varieties in the three townships involved in the project in the 2012 and 2013 wet seasons, and in the 2012-13 dry season.

Click here to watch the video. 

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