Kevin in Liberia

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rice Harvest in Lofa County

We are working with Liberians in Lofa County to build rice swamps. We visited numerous rice swamps on our monitoring visit in early December. I had the privaledge to harvest rice the West African way...with a switch-blade. We did a crop yield estimate where an approximately 3 metre circle is harvested and then that yield is used to project total crop yield.

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  • At 4:35 AM, Anonymous John Henning said…

    What variety of rice did you guys plant there? Do you have any contact with WARDA?

  • At 7:57 PM, Blogger Kevin Aja Fryatt said…

    Hi John,

    The type of rice in that picture was Rok-3. Do you do any work with different varieties of rice? I would have to ask our Project Manager if we are in contact with WARDA. I don't know that off the top of my head.


  • At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Brian Fryatt said…

    Hi Son

    Thought we would drop you a line and wish you Merry X-Mas & a Happy New Year. Keep up the great work. I talked to Seren last night. Deb and I are spending the next few days in Agassiz.
    E-mail us at


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