Field day on rice cultivation model (SRI)

Implementation of project activities  “Strengthening the Voice and Capacity of Vulnerable Ethnic Minority Farmers in Climate Resilience in Northwest Vietnam” in Lai Chau, fourth quarter of 2020. On October 31, 2020, the Project Management Board of VOF Lai Chau organized a field day on rice cultivation model (SRI) at Hop I village, Ban Lang commune, Phong Tho district.

Attending the conference were Mr. Mua A Tru - Chairman of the Provincial Farmer Union - Director of VOF Project Management Board, Mr. Tran Bao Trung - Vice Chairman of Phong Tho District People's Committee; representatives of Phong Tho District Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; representatives of the People's Committee, Farmers Union of Ban Lang commune, officers of Agricultural - Cadastrial Department, members of FRG and 10 active farmers in Hop I village, Ban Lang commune.


Delegates attending the conference were guided on a field tour of SRI on the 5-hectare local glutinous rice variety, listening to the project facilitator reporting on the implementation process and performance, expected reaching 8.5 tons/ha of fresh paddy, increasing 1.5 tons/ha compared to the old cultivation method.

After visitting and listening to model report, the participants had many comments about the implementation of the process, how to implement the model and unify the model to achieve economic and environmental benefits as well as raised the awarness of local people about emission reduction farming and production with environmental protection; the model should be replicated in community.