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A growing season for teachers

A growing season for teachers

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Twenty-five participants from Africa came to the Philippines to attend Season-Long Rice Farming Program
Twenty-five participants from Africa came to the Philippines to attend Season-Long Rice Farming Program

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Published by: International Rice Research Institute on May 24, 2012
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Annual Report 2011
GRiSP
Annual Report 2011
A growing season for teachers
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t was a long way to Nueva Ecija,a major rice-growing province inCentral Luzon in the Philippines.But the journey was worth it for the25 extension workers from Mozam-bique, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania,
and Kenya. This rst batch of men
and women attended a 16-week-long course to learn concepts in rice
wenty-ve participants from Africa came to the Philippinesto attend the Season-Long RiceFarming Program for Extension Agronomists conducted by IRRI and the Philippine Rice ResearchInstitute (PhilRice) under theCoalition in Africa for Rice Develop-ment. They returned to their home-lands with knowledge not only of new farming technologies in their minds but also an understanding of teaching in their hearts.
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First crop of teachers.
Extension workers from Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and
Kenya were among the rst batch to attend the 16-week training on rice farming, and, equally
important, on how to effectively pass on that knowledge to African farmers.
 

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