Paddy

Paddy Cultivation

BFSA will build on current production to produce thousands of tonnes of diversified crops every year. With its paddy project alone, it has the ability to turn Guinea from an importer to a net exporter of rice. Adopting an integrated approach, it has its own seed development centres and high tech nurseries producing the best clonal varieties for the specific growing conditions. Employing other high quality inputs and the best agricultural techniques enables it and its partners to challenge poor yields achieved by existing smallholders.

The process is well standardized. Paddy is cleaned to remove unwanted matters like mud, stones, chaff etc. This cleaned lot is then fed to de-husker where with the help of rubber roller, husk is separated. The brown rice is then taken to huller where polishing is done by mild friction created within the polishing chamber. The resulting polished rice and bran are separated and collected.

The processing capacity envisaged for a medium capacity Modern Rice Mill is 5 Tons per hour ie (26,400 TPA). Plant operation will be 22Hrs/day and 240 days/year and an extent of around 2 – 2.5 acre of dry land is required for setting up a Modern Rice Mill.

The process & mill systems are as under:

  • Paddy cultivation is highly dependent on water resources. BF SA has identified 25,000 Ha. with irrigation facilities in place
  • The earmarked area has access to fresh water canals and has flood prevention spillways as well
  • BF SA has also entered into an agreement with Govt. of Guinea for their support
  • The tropic weather Guinea makes it feasible for 2 cycles of harvest
  • Price per ton of Paddy averages at 550USD per ton
  • The yields average at from 4-6 Tons for per Hectare
  • India as the second most populous country is a majorly rice consuming nation & BF SA plans to leverage the presence in both countries

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