Updated Mar 09, 2020

D.P Rice Farming Revolution

Namtao Taokham

The innovation is REVOLUTION in rice farming to feed the world, make rice farmers rich and mitigate climate change through integrated rice farming, organic rice farming, field evolution, clean cooking fuel, farmer modernization, processing and trade.

The innovation is made of 5 benefits that create opportunities, security, sustainability, good health, recognition, wealth and good environment. Details are as following: 1. Social benefits: The innovation has modernized rice farmers in utilizing resources and technology for new approach in rice farming practice as organic rice farming and integrated rice farming. The action generates much bet...
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The innovation is made of 5 benefits that create opportunities, security, sustainability, good health, recognition, wealth and good environment. Details are as following: 1. Social benefits: The innovation has modernized rice farmers in utilizing resources and technology for new approach in rice farming practice as organic rice farming and integrated rice farming. The action generates much better earning and good health to project participants than those do not. Today, we have >400 families joining our course. 2. Economic benefits: The innovation significantly improves sufficiency and yield because of organic fertilizer we make and integrated rice farming we have practiced. As result, consumption rises and supply increases. 3. Commercial benefit: Because supply and demand increase, we have sold our organic rice and organic rice products to Vietnam and China at high price since 2015. In recent years, we have also tested our goods in Australia and USA. 4. Financial benefit: The economic and commercial benefits hand our rice farmers between $10,000.00 and $15,000.00/hectare/harvest circle plus their provisions. Conventional rice farmers earn
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The innovation began in 2010 in 4 districts in Xiengkhouang Province, Laos. Since 2015; our products have been exported to Vietnam and China. In addition, we have tested our products in ASEAN, Australia and US markets. It is now mature for scaling.

Focus Areas:

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Implemented In:

Laos

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Country Implemented In
20,000
Customers
10
Employees
$95,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The problem we have addressed is RICE FARMING INSUFFICIENCY that leads to out flux of labor migration from rural villages, agricultural resources unemployed especially paddy field, food shortage particularly rice and death of farming communities in Laos. The issue is highly critical because it not only causes the labor migration etc. as mentioned but also makes rice farmers either poor or very poor even nobody wants to toil his/her land though rice is not only food but also our life and culture.

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Solution

We engineer solution to the problem through actions below: 1. Farmer modernization and advance technology application. This is priority and vital because smart farmer with advance technology make things work. 2. Rice farming circulation 3. Field evolution 4. Integrated rice farming 5. Promotion and trade 6. Growth and investment 7. Cooking fuel alternative production and supply 8. Rice farming alternative The actions form parts of the project and could be run simultaneously. See the gallery.

Target Beneficiaries

It is obvious that D.P Rice Farming Revolution is engineered for advancing rice farming practices to improve wealth and socioeconomic status of rice farmers who have been so far either poor or very poor and most underserved in Laos. Therefore, our PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES are rice farmers in the country. However; because rice is life and culture not only in Laos but also many countries in the world, our distant beneficiaries are farmers who grow rice in water-fill plots and everybody consuming rice

Mission and Vision

D.P Rice Farming Revolution has been implemented since 2010 and improved average earning/person/day of 400 families of rice farmers in Laos from $2.00 to $10.00. We want the success reaching every family of rice farmers not only in Laos but also throughout the LDCs so that tide of labour migration would be reversed. On the other hand, we hope our innovation being replicated worldwide so that everybody would live in good health due to healthy consumption, clean environment and contamination free.

Competitive Advantage

We are rice farmers and have found that conventional rice farming makes rice farmers either poor or very poor even nobody wants to be rice farmer. Subsequently, rural Laos today is principally home to those very old and very young because working age population leaves home to sell labours elsewhere. Sadly; although problems are obvious, policy makers and development agencies keep promoting the conventional rice farming and investing billions of dollars in the failed practices with little or no environmental concerns. Their attempts do not mitigate rural poverty and labour migration continues. We learn from the failure and redesign rice farming practice with new approaches as organic rice farming, integrated rice farming, field evolution, processing, trade etc. and reject conventional rice farming. As result, farmers take part in the innovation achieving good income and better health. Significantly, their working age population stays home and proudly toils their land as rice farmers.

Planned Goals and Milestones

The innovation has been run for a decade and will continue. However, we need to bring it to next level for benefit of humanity and the world. To achieve this, we will present it at international stages including the STI for recognition and fund raising to scale it up and scale it out. Then, we will bring it to the world through exports and trades. At the same time, we will continue improving its sufficiency and outputs through field evolution, new technology, R&D and new approach in management.
Funding Goal150,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,150
New Implemented CountriesLaos
Recruit1 project manager, 1 integrated rice farming specialist, 1 marketing specialist
New FeatureWe have created new approach in rice farming practice to feed the world through sufficiency and yield improvement. Our rice species are unique and bear geographic identification (GI). In addition, we have also produced organic fertilizer that could be used for fertilizing rice crops and feeding fish farmed in water in paddy plots.

Milestone

Apr 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Applicant
Mar 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Expo 2020 Dubai UAE
May 2017
Apr 2017
New Country Implemented In
Laos

Supporting Materials

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