Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Trainers prep for scaling a digital platform that improves rice production monitoring in the Mekong River Delta

The Department of Crop Production (DCP) of Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized training in the use of the Rice production activity Monitoring and Reporting (RiceMoRe) System in Can Tho City on 08 November 2023.

RiceMoRe, a digital platform developed by DCP and IRRI, is poised to improve rice production monitoring through its web platform ( and mobile application. It aims to streamline and supersede the current manual reporting employed in the region.

The participants of this intensive training conducted by IRRI Vietnam are set to become resource persons for upcoming RiceMoRe training sessions in the Mekong River Delta (MRD) and Vietnam as a whole.

DCP and IRRI initiated the piloting of RiceMoRe in three provinces in the MRD. Presently, the system is already used in Vinh Long, Can Tho, and Kien Giang Provinces for the 2023 autumn-winter cropping season. However, other provinces have expressed their interest in participating in RiceMoRe pilot programs. To meet the growing demand and facilitate the scaling of RiceMoRe IRRI and DCP established a dedicated RiceMoRe Training Team comprised of volunteer local officers.

In October 2023, DCP formed a technical team of officers from Can Tho and Vinh Long who have already undergone training and are adept at using RiceMoRe. The team will play a crucial role in facilitating the scaling of the system to other provinces in the MRD.

The training provided the technical team with guidance on logistical and technical aspects in organizing effective RiceMoRe workshops. The participants were provided with a step-by-step outline of the training program and an illustrative presentation covering the fundamentals of RiceMoRe, which will serve as a reference for developing future training materials.

The upcoming workshop series, Training and Testing of the Rice Production Activity Monitoring and Reporting System - RiceMoRe, will take place in mid-November with participants from Long An, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, An Giang, and Bac Lieu.

A New Zealand Government-funded partnership with IRRI in support of the objectives of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.


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