WOFAN & CANDEL Introduce R-Box to Rice Farmers in Djiratawa Community of Maradi, Niger Republic

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WOFAN & CANDEL Introduce R-Box to Rice Farmers in Djiratawa Community of Maradi, Niger Republic

R-Box is a conservation tillage rice production technology pack that was researched and developed by the CANDEL Company in 2003. To aid food security of rural dwellers

 in Maradi State of Niger Republic. WOFAN and CANDEL trough the Governor of Maradi, introduced R-Box to the farmers in Maradi. To facilitate adoption of R-Box technology and ensure farmers confidence on the package, R-Box is presently being tried with irrigation on a one hectare demonstration plot in Djiratawa community of Maradi where farmers have access to irrigation all year round. The demonstration plot is being managed in collaboration with Djiratawa farmers trained on the technology pack by WOFAN and CANDEL.

 

Components of R-Box are:
 1. Seedrex: a seed dressing chemical to treat rice seed before planting.
 2. Roundup: a total systemic herbicide that kill weeds to the root before planting.
 3. 15 Kg of rice seed: each box has 15 Kg seed, 4 boxes are needed for a hectare.
 4. Orizoplus: a selective rice herbicide applied 3-4 weeks after planting.

 

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