Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

Greater harvests using fewer seeds
Greater harvests using fewer seeds

Because of labour shortages, rice farmers in Cambodia have abandoned transplanting and broadcast their seeds by hand.

Farmers that manually broadcast use very high seed rates of 150 to 400 kg per hectare. This is not only costly but also makes it impossible to build a sustainable seed supply system.

 

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Greater harvests using fewer seeds

Because of labour shortages, rice farmers in Cambodia have abandoned transplanting and broadcast their seeds by hand.

Farmers that manually broadcast use very high seed rates of 150 to 400 kg per hectare. This is not only costly but also makes it impossible to build a sustainable seed supply system.

 

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