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Rice

Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$16,875 in finance for seeds
2. Improved yield
  • 100% of farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices over 36 training days
3. Labour practices
  • 100% of farmers trained in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 622 tonnes procured from 675 hectares
5. Quality
  • Investment in post-harvest assets: 5 warehouses taken on lease
  • 1.5-2% improvement in rice out turns as a result from better land preparation, supplying high quality certified seeds to farmers, and training on ideal post-harvest technologies ensuring a homogenous grain quality with lower foreign matter
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • Farmers linked to finance institutions (see case study)
8. Environmental impact
  • Farmers receive training on safe handling and use of herbicides and pesticides, and correct disposal of empty containers.
  • Bunds within and around the plots conserve rain water, helping to protect the soil from erosion.

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