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RiceAdvice is a decision support tool for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa. It is an interactive tool, and the guidelines are generated based on farmers' answers to multiple choice questions on crop management practices and market. Expected users include farmers, extension workers, private rice sectors, development agencies in Africa who are interested in advice for rice production.
RiceAdvice can be used on Android devices (version 4.3 and up), such as smart phones . Although RiceAdvice can be largely used without any internet connection, an active connection is required from time to time to be able to synchronize information with the database server.
Supported languages are: English, French and Swahili
Currently RiceAdvice is available for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo and Uganda.
Please check the locations on the map available at https://www.riceadvice.info/en/ to check where RiceAdvice has been tested and disseminated. It is noted that field testing was not completed in all the countries above. In those countries and locations which RiceAdvice was not tested, do not use this tool for your field or farmers’ fields before its validation. If you are willing to test the tool by yourself or with farmers, please contact us (email to email@example.com).
Up to early 2017, more than 20,000 RiceAdvice guidelines have been generated. 15.000 + in Nigeria, followed by Mali and Senegal. Farmers using RiceAdvice report yield gains between 0.6 - 1.8 tons per hectare, and income gains between $100 - $200 per ha. Over 95% of the farmers want to continue using RiceAdvice.
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Please check our terms and conditions for use before you install RiceAdvice. They can be found at https://www.riceadvice.info/en/disclaimer/