CLOSING RICE YIELD GAPS IN ASIA WITH REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT (CORIGAP)

Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia with Reduced Environmental Footprint 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.


Through best management practices, CORIGAP improved livelihoods for 0.5 million farm households.





Efficient use of water, pesticides, and nutrient efficiency led to better natural resource management and improved ecosystem services by 10% for 0.2 million people

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People's Republic of China
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam
Indonesia
Sri Lanka

Objectives

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

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

Economic and Environmental indicators of sustainable rice cultivation: A comparison across intensive integrated rice cropping systems in six Asian countries

New journal article

Inclusiveness of contract farming along the vertical coordination continuum: Evidence from the Vietnamese Sector

New journal article

Interactions between rodents and weeds in a lowland rice agro-ecosystem: the need for an integrated approach to management

New journal article