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Rice Swarna 2

Unleashing Prosperity with Resilient Rice - Medium Cycle, Maximum Yield, Unmatched Quality

Rice Swarna 2 is a rice improved variety, engineered to achieve remarkable yields of up to 10 MT/ha, showcase an exceptional milling percentage exceeding 70%, and demonstrate robust tolerance to Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and blast diseases. This hybrid seed promises a doubled yield potential compared to traditional Open Pollinated Varieties (OPVs), translating into significantly enhanced returns on investment for farmers. Beyond its quantitative advantages, this technology signifies a paradigm shift in rice cultivation, embodying the future of sustainable and high-yielding agriculture.


This technology is pre-validated.


Scaling readiness: idea maturity 9/9; level of use 9/9

Cost: $$$ 115 USD

Average cost of seeds for a farmer /ha

2000 USD

Average gross income /ha

475 USD

Total input costs /ha


Low Yields: Inadequate farming practices and unpredictable climate contribute to suboptimal rice yields, affecting food security.

Insufficient Milling Percentage: Suboptimal rice milling results in economic losses, compromising market value and consumer satisfaction.

Reduced Tolerance to Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB): Vulnerability to BLB poses a significant threat, leading to substantial yield losses and highlighting the need for enhanced tolerance.

Susceptibility to Blast Disease: Blast disease, caused by Pyricularia fungi, remains a major concern. Current rice varieties lack the necessary resistance, resulting in significant crop losses.


High Yields: Achieving up to 10 MT/ha, surpassing the challenge of low rice yields and enhancing food security.

Optimal Milling Percentage: Boasting a milling percentage above 70%, this variety mitigates economic losses and improves market value.

Robust Tolerance to Diseases: Engineered to resist both Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and blast diseases, overcoming vulnerabilities in traditional rice crops.

Non-Sticky for Superior Cooking Quality: The non-sticky nature addresses cooking quality concerns, offering a delightful culinary experience.

Elimination of Chalkiness: Overcoming chalkiness issues, ensuring a visually appealing and marketable rice product.

Intermediate Amylose Content: Balancing amylose levels, this variety provides a desirable texture, addressing the challenge of suboptimal rice quality.

Key points to design your business plan

Seed Multipliers

Rice Swarna 2 presents a lucrative opportunity for seed multipliers! Here's how to integrate it into your business. First, establish a reliable source of breeder or foundation seeds for Rice Swarna 2. Partner with research institutions or certified seed companies to ensure you're obtaining genuine seeds.

Next, equip yourself and your team with the knowledge to effectively multiply Rice Swarna 2 seeds. Consider attending workshops or collaborating with experienced multipliers. Maintaining seed purity is crucial. Implement strict procedures, including using dedicated fields for multiplication, proper isolation distances, and following recommended rogueing practices to ensure the quality and genetic integrity of your seeds.

Developing a marketing strategy is key. Target farmers seeking high-yielding and disease-resistant rice varieties. Partner with agricultural extension services or retailers to reach your audience. Finally, building trust is essential. Offer technical support to farmers on planting and managing Rice Swarna 2. This not only helps them achieve success but also encourages repeat customers and strengthens your reputation in the market.

Rice Swarna 2 might be protected by intellectual property (IP) rights, such as plant breeder's rights. Before multiplying these seeds, ensure you have the necessary licenses or agreements in place with the rights holder. This will typically involve obtaining certified seeds from authorized sources and following any restrictions on seed saving or further multiplication. By respecting IP rights, you can ensure your business operates legally and ethically. Following these steps will allow you to successfully integrate Rice Swarna 2 seed multiplication into your business, offering farmers a valuable new option and boosting your bottom line.


Rice Swarna 2 has the potential to revolutionize your rice farming! Here's what you need to know.

Firstly, Rice Swarna 2 promises increased yields compared to traditional varieties. Additionally, it boasts resistance to certain diseases, potentially reducing reliance on pesticides and leading to a more sustainable farming practice.

To get started, purchase certified Rice Swarna 2 seeds from reputable seed multipliers or agricultural stores. Approximately 115 USD is needed to purrchase seeds for 1ha.  Avoid using saved seeds to ensure purity and quality. This is especially important because Rice Swarna 2 may be protected by intellectual property rights. 

Next, seek training opportunities offered by agricultural extension services or experienced farmers to learn the specific planting and management practices for Rice Swarna 2. This will optimize your chances of success. Choose well-drained land with proper irrigation for optimal Swarna 2 growth, and follow recommended land preparation techniques as outlined during training. Finally, implement proper weed control, fertilization, and irrigation practices throughout the growing season, as advised by training or agricultural experts.

By integrating Rice Swarna 2 and adopting the recommended practices, you have the potential to achieve higher yields, improve disease resistance, and potentially increase your income. Remember, success relies on using certified seeds, proper training, and following good agricultural practices.


Positive or neutral impact

Adults 18 and over
Positive high
The poor
Positive high
Under 18
Positive medium
Positive high

Positive or neutral impact

Climate adaptability
It adapts really well
Adaptability for farmers
It helps a lot
It doesn't hurt them
Carbon footprint
It reduces emissions a lot
Soil quality
It doesn't harm the soil's health and fertility
Water usage
It uses a lot less water

Countries with a green colour
Tested & adopted
Countries with a bright green colour
Countries with a yellow colour
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burundi Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Côte d’Ivoire Eritrea Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Cameroon Kenya Libya Liberia Madagascar Mali Malawi Morocco Mauritania Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Rwanda Zambia Senegal Sierra Leone Zimbabwe Somalia South Sudan Sudan South Africa Eswatini Tanzania Togo Tunisia Chad Uganda Western Sahara Central African Republic Lesotho
Countries where the technology has been tested and adopted
Country Tested Adopted
Benin Tested Not adopted
Burkina Faso Tested Not adopted
Côte d’Ivoire Tested Adopted
Ghana Tested Adopted
Guinea Tested Adopted
Mali Tested Adopted
Niger Tested Adopted
Nigeria Tested Not adopted
Senegal Tested Not adopted
Sierra Leone Tested Not adopted
Tanzania Tested Adopted

This technology can be used in the colored agro-ecological zones. Any zones shown in white are not suitable for this technology.

Agro-ecological zones where this technology can be used
AEZ Subtropic - warm Subtropic - cool Tropic - warm Tropic - cool

Source: HarvestChoice/IFPRI 2009

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are applicable to this technology.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: zero hunger
Goal 2: zero hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 3: good health and well-being
Goal 3: good health and well-being
Sustainable Development Goal 13: climate action
Goal 13: climate action

Last updated on 2 May 2024