Two women rice farmers discuss their best seed saving practices

    | October 6, 2008

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    This week’s featured script was produced as part of a collaboration between Farm Radio International and the Africa Rice Center (WARDA). Our most recent script package consists of five Farm Radio-WARDA scripts on rice production and seed management, and is posted online, here: In this script, two women rice farmers discuss methods of ensuring that rice seed remains in good condition while in storage. They describe traditional and innovative methods, such as using cooking oil to seal the pores of earthenware pots, removing oxygen from the top of the storage container with a lit candle, and adding insect-repellent leaves to keep away pests.