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Living Labs: Mekong River Basin

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It takes large volumes of water to grow rice, but old habits have to change in a world running short of water. Rice farmers in Thailand are adopting a new method, System of Rice Intensification (SRI), to achieve more crops with less seeds and water, but without damaging the environment. It involves using mulch, inter-cropping and transplanting rice earlier than usual.

More info: Challenge Program on Water and Food
Produced by: TVE Asia Pacific
Year: 2007
Language: English

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