A system of rice intensification has changed my life

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili Gabriel (49), a mother of four, […]

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The System Of Rice Intensification and its International Community Of Practice

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

When the rainy season came early to the highlands of Madagascar in 1983, the rice seedlings in the nursery were still too young for transplanting, and French Jesuit priest Henri de Laulanié had to make a decision: either to wait another two to four weeks to transplant (which would obviously result in a lower yield […]

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SRI International Network and Resources Center

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

SRI-Rice ONLINE and its associated social networking sites are maintained by the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) at Cornell University. SRI-Rice ONLINE contains the most comprehensive collection of information on the System of Rice Intensification globally. Many of the documents we publish come directly from our partners: Farmers, researchers, NGOs, government agencies […]

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New Developments in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Norman Uphoff is a Professor of Government and International Agriculture at Cornell University and the Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Uphoff’s work focuses on rural development and agricultural policy issues, and he is an expert and leader in the knowledge and research of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Recently, Food […]

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Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t in a plastic container. […]

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The Secrets of Silvopasturing

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

When George Owens and his wife, Pat, became the owners of his family’s farm in 1971, it wasn’t sustainable. The 100-year-old farm specialized in peanuts, timber, cotton, cattle and hogs, but that wasn’t enough to support the operation. Pat, an accountant by trade, insisted that unless the farm could pay for itself, they would have […]

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Europe’s renewable energy revolution

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017

More than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power supplies, passing power lines through the mountain near Kvilldal, southwest Norway, before laying the world’s longest undersea […]

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The Carbon Trust

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. Who we are and what we believe in Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, […]

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17 Champions of Food: Knocking Out Hunger and Raising Health

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017

From authors to chefs, business owners to activists, this list is a collection of change makers in every industry working to fix inequalities and problems in the food system all over the world. Their examples have inspired movements and changed minds. We hope their stories and work will inspire you as much as it […]

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Farming with forests

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops or livestock—to achieve sustainability goals. A number of practical and policy challenges have prevented adoption of agroforestry practices on a large scale in […]

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