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Farmers tell their stories: Appropriate and balanced fertilization

Farmers tell their stories: Appropriate and balanced fertilization

by IRRI RKB

7062 views - Submitted on Tue, 17/11/2015


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Also see "Farmers got talent" at http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12346:farmers-got-t...


Mappa and Mulyadi, rice farmers from Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, share how their lives have changed after adapting site-specific nutrient management practices. They compare their previous fertilizer practices and with their current practices, which they have learned through farmers' field school and a computer-based decision-making tool called PuPs.


These farmers were part of participatory activities done by the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC; http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&ta... ) of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; http://irri.org )in a collaborative project Improving rice productivity in South and Southeast Sulawesi funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. The farmers' stories were captured using a participatory video approach introduced by Digital Green ( http://www.digitalgreen.org ). Guided by a local facilitator, the farmers themselves created the storyboard. The farmers' interviews in this video were not scripted and were based on their acquired knowledge of the technologies introduced.


 
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