Film-making farmers and the changing landscape of rice extension in Indonesia

It is time for farmers to take the lead in telling their stories and conceptualizing ways to connect their fellow farmers with effective technologies.

Rice is commonly produced in the tidal swamp areas of South Sumatra predominantly as a single annual crop because the dry-season cropping suffers from rat and weed damage and labor shortage. In recent years, best management practices and technologies were introduced through the Assessment Institute of Agricultural Technology (AIAT) to encourage farmers to plant rice more than once a year.