By Grant Singleton
22 October 2015
The Vision of CORIGAP is to co-develop science-based tools to close yield gaps while protecting the environment, leading to improved production systems that boost the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers and meet the increases in rice production required to maintain food security in Asia. The consortium focuses on lowland irrigated and favorable rainfed rice-based cropping systems. We work in major rice granaries in six Asian countries and have an extensive network of collaborating agencies.
CORIGAP began in 2013 and the first phase ends in December 2016. In this seminar, I will provide a cross-section of the exciting science and partnerships in progress, drawn from our research on natural resource management of rice systems, postharvest management, and market chain analyses. The second 4-year phase of CORIGAP will begin in January 2017. Planning for Phase 2 has begun. I will report on the early progress and planned schedule for the development of this next phase.