Revolutionizing Rice Fields: Sustainable Intensification Through Potato Farming Innovations

Media: Potatoes News

In a groundbreaking revelation at #IRC2023 Manila – Philippines, David Ramirez Collantes, Senior Scientist at the International Potato Center (CIP), unveiled pioneering agricultural methods that promise to transform rice fields in Bihar, India, and Khulna, Bangladesh. Through innovative techniques such as Potato under Zero-Tillage and rice straw mulching, sustainable intensification is no longer a distant dream but a tangible reality.

Under the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the International Potato Center (CIP) in collaboration with Digital Green and other partners has embarked on a mission to promote Conservation Agriculture and enhance Climate Resilience. By integrating potato cultivation into rice fields and implementing cutting-edge practices, farmers in Bihar and Khulna are witnessing a paradigm shift in their agricultural endeavors.