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In Benin, ‘Smart-Valleys’ bring rice bounty
OUINHI, Bénin: Daniel Aboko proudly shows off the 11 hectares of paddy fields he shares with other farmers–a small spread that produces a bounty of food thanks to smart irrigation and a hardy strain of rice. In just four years, small farmers in Ouinhi, southeastern Benin, have seen their rice harvest double from three to