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Rita Marteleira

May 17, 2016
02:46

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Dear proposal author(s)

Thank you again for submitting your proposal to the adaptation contest.

Just a friendly reminder: you only have 6 days left to update and improve your proposal before the contest closure on May 23rd! 

Keep up the good work and let us know if you have any queries!

Best wishes,

Rita Marteleira

Adaptation Contest Fellow


Patrick Ray

May 23, 2016
08:27

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Africa's forgotten rice team,

Last day to make refinements to your proposal. Looking forward to reviewing the final version.

Question - there is not much in the proposal about costs. Who would subsidize the action steps - distribution of seed, farmer training, etc.? What are the estimated costs? Is market resistance anticipated?

Good luck.


Hillary Mara

May 23, 2016
03:56

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Proposal
creator

Thanks for your question. I will add in some more information on funding.

Hillary


Sergio Pena

May 23, 2016
10:08

Catalyst


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Excellent idea, have you considered the possibility to develop a list of practices based on the traditional knowledge from farmers and indigneous people in order to give certainty on the treatement of this rice? Cheers.


Hillary Mara

Jun 2, 2016
09:47

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Thanks for your comment Sergio. As this project aims to preserve and validate the use of traditional rice varieties, it would make sense to also collect and archive the traditional uses and practices of glaberrima. For example, farmers know best under which conditions their rice will thrive (deep water, flood plain, etc). Our project intends to collect this information and have it available for farmers along with the seeds themselves.

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