Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia with Reduced Environmental Footprints or CORIGAP aims to improve food security and gender equity, and alleviate poverty through optimizing productivity and sustainability of irrigated rice production systems in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.

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Generate evidence of increased farmer profitability through integrated and adaptive research on crop and natural resource management

Optimize integrated, environmentally sustainable rice production systems

Reduce rice yield gaps in lowland rice cropping systems by combining outputs from (1) and (2)

Involve the formal development of Learning Alliances (LA)

Goals

Phase 1

Sustainably increase rice yield in three major rice granaries by 10% in 2016

Phase 2

Sustainably increase rice yield by 10% and income by >20% in six granaries for 500,000 smallholder farmers by 2022

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)