Thursday, November 24, 2011

Workshop on sawah technology for sub-Saharan Africa


A workshop, entitled ‘Improving and sustaining rice production under changing climatic conditions’, was organized, 22–24 November, in Kumasi, Ghana, to showcase the principles and practices of the sawah technology. The technology was developed by Prof. Toshiyuki Wakatsuki of the Kinki University, Japan, to improve soil and water management, irrigation and fertilizer efficiency to increase rice productivity in African lowlands.

The workshop was organized under the auspices of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with technical and financial support from the Kinki University, Japan, JIRCAS and AfricaRice. It brought together participants from Japan, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Senegal.