The objective of the project is to increase the productivity of irrigated rice in Brazil and Venezuela by establishing on-farm research and technology transfer programmes and introducing rice growers to improved crop management practices, thereby narrowing the yield gap, increasing on-farm incomes and permitting more sustainable production. The project results and experience in organising the technology transfer programmes are subsequently being extended to other CFC/FLAR Member Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The project is being implemented in the States of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and, Portuguesa and Guárico, Venezuela.

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