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MOReDeP – Market-Oriented Rice Production training programs began in Western and Luapula

Market-oriented Rice Development Project (MOReDeP) started a training program to empower smallholder farmers with a set of capacities to undertake “Rice Production as a Business” in a sustainable manner. The program targets 9,000 farmers this season and has already conducted various activities including sensitization sessions, market surveys, stakeholder matching forums, rice production technical training sessions, etc., in addition to the provision of quality rice seeds (15 ton in total) and small agricultural tools (line markers, push weeders, etc.). The program will continue to cover the entire processes of the rice production and sales, and thus, various training sessions including harvest, post-harvest processing, marketing and business management will follow with the provision of additional tools.