Under the name RiceAdvice, AfricaRice has developed Android based decision support tools for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa.


Currently there are three tools available

  1. RiceAdvice (target yield, nutrient management and crop calendar) - supported languages: English, French and Kiswahili
  2. NEW (!) -> RiceAdvice Lite (target yield, nutrient management and crop calendar in 30 seconds) - supported languages: English and French
  3. RiceAdvice-WeedManager - supported languages English and French

The tools are interactive, and the guidelines provided by these tools are generated based on farmers’ answers to multiple choice questions on farm conditions, crop management practices and market. Expected users include farmers, extension workers, private rice sectors, development agencies in Africa who are interested in advice for rice production.

RiceAdvice tools can be used on Android devices (version 4.4 and up). Although they can be largely used without an internet connection, an active connection is required from time to time to synchronize information with the database server.

Try our video resource portal   RiceVideo logo

RiceVideo is a portal that aims bringing together a selection of videos that deal with aspects of the rice value chain and with a focus on Africa. Click here to access it.


AfricaRice has release the first version of an exciting new RiceAdvice Android based tool for weed management advises:


Read more about WeedManager.

Click here and read about the rationale for WeedManager development and its key characteristics.