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What Is the Impact of NERICA Rice on Yields and Nutrition in Sierra Leone? Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council Policy Brief

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute, conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of NERICA-3 (an upland rice variety) in five districts of Sierra Leone to assess the effects on farmers’ yields and child nutrition.