Rice Knowledge Bank launched under World-bank funded Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation (APART) project

GUWAHATI:‘Rice Knowledge Bank - Assam’, an agriculture web portal dedicated to enhancing knowledge on rice production techniques and technologies, best production practices and state agriculture facts, was launched as part of the World Bank funded project- Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation (APART).

According to an official communique the portal is the result of efforts of Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services Society (ARIAS, Autonomous body of Govt of Assam); Assam Agricultural University (AAU); with technical assistance from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). To bridge the gap between research and on-field rice production practices, this website is a digital extension service providing practical knowledge solutions, especially for small-scale farmers in Assam.

Dr. K.M. Buzarbarua, Vice Chancellor, AAU stated that there is need to convert this essential knowledge to different local languages for encouraging large scale adoption.