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Rice

Charter Principles 2015 key facts
1. Finance
  • 51 tonnes of improved varieties planting seeds distributed to farmers, on credit, at the subsidised price of US$15,160.
2. Improved yield
  • 60,941 farmers received training on Good Agricultural Practices (some received refresher courses)
  • 50 tonnes of improved varieties of seeds distributed to 475 farmers enabling the planting of 675 hectares
  • 8 demonstration plots established for practical learning sessions
  • Rice extension workers trained to monitor and advise on crop health
3. Labour practices
  • Trained all farmers in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 506 tonnes purchased from 675 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$14,625 paid in premiums
6. Traceability
  • 81% of tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • A network of community-designated purchase centres established to procure rice, ensuring quick transport to the Olam processing mill for maximum quality. 
8. Environmental impact
  • Trained all farmers on the safe usage and application of pesticides
  • As most of the area is rain fed, farmers were educated about the raising of ‘bunds’ around fields for catching water. This also helps to avoid seed contamination from run-off water from other fields.

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