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.

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  1. RiceAdvice (target yield, nutrient management and crop calendar)
  2. RiceAdvice-WeedManager

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 new 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.


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AfricaRice is about to release the first version of an exciting new RiceAdvice Android based tool for weed management advises on Google Play: 

RiceAdvice WeedManager


Read more about WeedManager.


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