Improving Water Management for Irrigated Rice Production in the South-Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo

The aim of the project is to contribute to increasing rice (Oryza sativa) productivity by improving water management and expanding irrigated rice production in Eastern D.R. Congo. The study will identify potential rice production areas in south-Kivu province, identify plausible best water management options, and determine the drivers of their adoption. The project will be conducted by a University-based research team and will entail research activities largely conducted by two students.Two separate but related studies will be conducted as part of requirement of MSc. theses research and training. The two studies will focus on determining potential irrigated rice production areas and different water management strategies and farmers’ adoption to water stresses.
L’objectif du projet est de contribuer à accroître la productivité du riz (Oryza sativa) en améliorant la gestion de l’eau et en augmentant la production du riz irrigué à l’Est de la R.D.Congo. L’étude permettra d’identifier les zones potentielles de production du riz dans la province du Sud-Kivu, d’identifier les meilleures options plausibles de gestion de l’eau, et de déterminer les facteurs de leur adoption. Le projet sera mené par une équipe de recherche en milieu universitaire et entraînera des activités de recherche menées en grande partie par deux étudiants. Deux études distinctes mais connexes seront menées dans le cadre de l’exigence de recherche et de formation pour des mémoires de maîtrise. Les deux études se concentreront sur la détermination des zones potentielles de production du riz irrigué et de différentes stratégies de gestion de l’eau ainsi que leur adoption par les agriculteurs pour les stress hydriques.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Integrated Crop Management