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1 ESA IRRI in East and Southern Africa JF Rickman, Regional Coordinator, IRRI- ESA

2 IRRI in the region Started in Mozambique:- September 2006 Now work in 7 countries :- Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar Offices in 3 countries:-Mozambique, Tanzania, Burundi Staff :- 30 ( 9 IRS, 5 NRS, 16 TA’s) Regional Research Sites (54) –Mozambique 17, –Tanzania 20 –Burundi 9 –Kenya 2, Uganda 3, Malawi 1, Zanzibar 1, Ethiopia1

3 Rice in Mozambique Rice Area= 200,000ha Rice Production = 220,000 t Rice consumption =550,000 t Imports =330,000t (60%) Consumption 23kg/head Environments - Rainfed = 97% ( t/ha) - Irrigated = 3% ( t/ha)

4 IRRI-Mozambique IRS –Surapong Sarkarung (Plant breeder) –Alexis Ndayiragije (Plant breeder) –Joe Rickman (Crop production and Engineer) –Carlos Zandamela (Liaison scientist – Agronomist) –Mechanization specialist National Staff –Ivone Lopez-Office Administartor –Mohammed Jala- Operations TA –Tembi- TA, Umbeluzi –David Muhale- TA, Quelimane Interns and students –2 interns University Eduardo Mondlane –1 MSc student, SUA, Tanzania

5 IIAM collaborators Natalia Tenhole –Maputo Sostino Mocumbi-Maputo Marcos Langa -Chokwe Cheila Manhius -Chokwe Hidenaldo Duante-Quelimane

6 IRRI Activities in Mozambique 1.Socio economics program 2.Breeding program 3.Crop production and post harvest (water, weed, nutrient management, equipment testing and demonstration) 4.Capacity building 5.Information management (RKB, Rice and Extension management manuals) 6.Private sector and village based programs

7 1. Socio Economic Study in Mozambique Case Survey (CS) Chokwe irrigation scheme Extensive Survey (ES) districts in 2 major rice producing provinces: Zambézia and Sofala province -Jointly conducted w/ TIA2008 (a nation wide ag. HH survey) -Second round survey of CS and ES in (on-going)

8 Results from Mozambique ES & CS CS (Irrigated) ES (Rainfed) No. of rice farmers Share of the rain-fed (%) 0100 Paddy yield (t/ha) Paddy yield (t/ha) of top 25 % Cultivated area in the sample parcel (ha) Share of plot with bund (%) Share of modern variety (%) Chemical fertilizer use (kg/ha) Share of hh using animal/machinery for land prep (%) 833.6

9 2. Evaluation and selection of new breeding lines (2011) Breeding Lines Umbeluzi (irrigated) Quelimane (rainfed) Tested ( ) Advanced ( ) Tested ( ) Advanced ( ) New plant type Rainfed lowlands (repeat) Wide crosses (grain quality) Regional yield trials Total

10 Participatory Variety Studies (PVS)

11 Participatory variety selection and regional variety testing trials EnvironmentIrrigatedRainfedTotal Activities ( ) RYT/PVS in 7 locations PVS in 5 locations12 PVS OutputsIR (released as Makassane) IR B-34-3 (final testing in ) Activities ( ) PVS- 8 locations RYT – 3 locations MET-3 locations PVS-7 locations RYT -2 locations MET-2 locations 15 PVS 5 RYT 5 MET PVS = Participatory variety testing RYT= Regional yield trials MET = Multi environment testing

12 New Variety for Mozambique

13 Comparison against local check VarietyMakassaneLimpopo Yield (3 season, 6 sites)7427 kg/ha6744 kg/ha Disease ResistanceBB=R, B=RBB=S, B=MS Grain typeLongMedium-long Brown rice (%)7065 White rice (%)6553 Whole grain(%)5533 Broken grain (%)1020 Amylose (%)21 Gelatinization tempIntermediate BB=Bacterial Leaf Blight B=Blast

14 Seed Purification and multiplication of varieties with IIAM 1. Purified –Limpopo, IR Selected and Multiplied –IR , –IR B Produced 8 tons breeder and foundation seed 4. Village seed multiplication -2.5ha Nicodala

15 3. Crop production technologies

16 Land preparation and water management

17 Post Harvest Technologies Local Peddle ThresherMechanical Thresher Super bags for seed

18 Small equipment for milling and transport

19 4. Capacity Building ( ) In-country training and workshops Rice Production Training Workshop (25) Writing workshops (13) Rice Knowledge Bank Workshop (23) Mozambique Annual Rice Production Workshop (60) Internship Program for University graduates (2) Participatory variety selection (PVS) (300) Total Number Trainees = 123

20 Capacity Building ( ) International Trainees Plant pathology -1 Rice breeding techniques-1 Rice production-1 Rice leadership-1 Season long training-16weeks (Philippines)-5 Post Harvest Training (Philippines)-2 Young Researchers (Philippines)-2 MSc (Sokoine University, Tanzania-1 Total Number = 14

21 Rice Production Training Workshop - Umbeluzi 2010

22 5. Information management (Mozambique Rice Knowledge Bank)

23 6. Public Private Sector Partnerships 52 Rice Growers in 3 villages + Palmero Rice Mill

24 Collaborators and Donors Collaborators Institute Investigation Agriculture in Mozambique (IIAM) Department of Extension Provincial Agricultural Departments Palmero Rice Mill University Eduardo Mondalane Donors Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Japan Breeding Fund Portuguese CGIAR USAid

25 THANK YOU


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