Tilapia swim through channels in a manicured rice field; the depth can be raised and lowered by the farmer
©FAO/Stankus. Editorial use only. Photo credit must be given. Within the Regional Rice Initiative, FAO supports farmers in Indonesia to adopt efficient and integrated practices of rice production through Farmer Field Schools, notably through the rice fish farming. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries maintains a demonstration plot near Sleman where visitors and farmers can witness both Rice-Fish farming and the “jajar legowo” technique. Jajar legowo is a rice growing technique where the farmer transplants the seedlings as a pair of rows (separated by 25 cm) separated by a ""missing row"". This increased space provides additional airflow and sunlight, and consequently increased yield and less disease. In addition, it provides area for fish and aquatic animals to forage among the stems. Associate practices include on-farm feed production, reduction in pesticide use and pesticide risk, and organic compost production. In 2016, FAO conducted a ""Workshop cum Study Tour on knowledge exchange on Farmer Field School curriculum development for promotion of efficient rice farming practices and value chains"" to facilitate the regional exchange of knowledge and experiences on sustainable intensification of rice production, and share Farmer Field School curricula. Read more here on the workshop: or here on fish culture in rice fields: A video of rice fish farming can be found here:
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