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Webinar: Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone
05 May 2021

12:00-12:30 CEST

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.

Speakers

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

April 2021 - BLOG

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.

Sierra Leone: Fighting fires with rice paddies

January 2021

This GIS study shows that the development of rice paddies in Sierra Leone has led to fewer forest fires.