Project Profile

Poverty alleviaton through increased productivity of Jasmine rice production systems in Northeast Thailand

Duration : March 1, 2008 - February 28, 2010
(Extended to December 31, 2010)

The overall objective of this project is to increase the productivity of jasmine rice production systems that will lead to enhanced incomes and poverty alleviation in Northeast Thailand. This will be achieved through collaboration with IWMI scientists whose specific tasks are to:

  • provide backstopping to the entire process of action research with a particular focus on the use of clay-based technologies (i.e., bentonite) in enhancing the productivity of rice-based production systems;
  • assist in the experimental design of field-based trials and data collection protocols and methodologies to be implemented;
  • provide technical and knowledge support towards analysis of soil moisture and other chemical analysis needed to support results of the experiment;
  • assist in the analysis of data, interpretation and reporting on project outcomes; and
  • support as felt deemed necessary during project implementation

Location(s): Thailand
Project Contact: Noble, A.
Donor(s): Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI