Title of document: Report “Adaptive Research on Rice/Potato Rotation Model (applying SRI for rice and minimum tillage method for potato) in Paddy Land of Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen Province”

Authors/editor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Phu and M.Sc. Nguyen Trong Hung

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: ICC and ALiSEA

Year of publication: 2018

Geographic focus: Vietnam

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Therefore, both SRI and GPM encourage farmers to cultivate towards reducing chemical inputs, organic enhancement, improve the nutrition of the soil, increase productivity and economic efficiency. Besides, these two farming methods help to motivate farmers to work in groups and development assistance in rural society. However, SRI and GPM are still only implemented individually by the farmers, there is no SRI-GPM combined rotational cultivation model in the rice cultivation system as well as the lack of scientific evidences of its benefits compared with conventional rice cultivation in monoculture. Therefore, we studied "Adaptive Research on Rice/Potato Rotation Model (Applying SRI for Rice and Minimum Tillage Method for Potato) in Paddy Land in Phu Binh District, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam".

This study is supported by the ALiSEA’s Small Grant Program, 2017-2018