PRiDe project has been conducting various trials and verification cultivation on rice,
following extensive activities conducted by Tsuboi-san and experts since his arrival
at NaCRRI in 2004. These works have already been compiled as manuals and
guidelines and distributed to service providers and institutions involved. Yet, more
rice production requires many challenging and systematic works to be conducted
and completed in collaboration with various stakeholders to maximize the benefit.
Having 1 year and 6 months left before the termination of the PRiDe project, it is
high time for all those concerned to PRiDe project to share accomplishments made
so far and any issues and challenges so as to our concerted effort be fruitful and
beneficial to our farmers. At the same time, it would be a good opportunity to
exchange views on future collaboration beyond the PRiDe and Japan and Uganda
Rice cooperation program which is to end in 2018.