Webinar: Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone
05 May 2021
Farmers supported by the Smallholder Commercialization Programme have shifted from slash-and-burn cultivation to rice cultivation in inland swamps.
This webinar will present the GIS study discovered that this also reduces the number of forest fires. The speakers will present the background on the study, its setup, and the GIS and economic analysis carried out.
Athur Mabiso, Senior Technical Specialist (Economist) in the Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA), IFAD
Asti Asoka, GIS consultant in several environmental organisations and UN agencies
Oliver Mundy, IFAD consultant and co-lead of the GeoM&E initiative
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Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone
Farmers in Sierra Leone have shifted from slash-and-burn cultivation to rice cultivation in inland swamps. That is reducing the number of forest fires, a GIS study has shown.