Project Profile

Lowland paddy fields development - Disseminating lowland rice cultivation in inland valleys in West Africa


Duration : March 1, 2009 - February 28, 2010
(Extended to December 31, 2012)
Overview:

This research project aims to disseminate lowland rice cultivation in inland valleys in West Africa by analyzing the current status and constraints through literature reviews and field studies. Researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will implement follow–up field surveys and analyze socioeconomic factors and constraints for promoting lowland rice, continue hydrological observation in the study sites, refine or improve the spatial model for evaluating the suitability of inland valleys for rice cultivation, develop indicators or parameters for ecological and environmental factors that may be considered in suitability assessment, and provide training for prospective users.

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Namara, R.E.
Donor(s): Government of Japan,Ministry of Foreign Affaires