Out goes paddy rice farming, in comes a new efficient method

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

Mr Kyshan Rao, an Indian engineer and farmer, shows farmers how to select good planting seeds in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu County. @ ANITA CHEPKOECH Time seems to be up for paddy rice farming as researchers unveil a new method of growing the important cereal. Paddy rice farming has been used across the […]

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Seeding the Way with Systems of Rice Intensification in Cambodia

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

Mrs Tea Sarim is one of the participating farmers in a European Union funded multi-country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand) project called “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” (http://www.sri-lmb.ait.asia/). Mrs Sarim is from Kampot Province […]

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A system of rice intensification has changed my life

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

“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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Out goes paddy rice farming, in comes a new efficient method

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

Mr Kyshan Rao, an Indian engineer and farmer, shows farmers how to select good planting seeds in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu County. @ ANITA CHEPKOECH Time seems to be up for paddy rice farming as researchers unveil a new method of growing the important cereal. Paddy rice farming has been used across the […]

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Reducing methane emissions from rice farming

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

The rice farmers are perceived as emitters of GHGs (mainly methane) which they are largely unaware of. Nepalese rice farmers bear the adverse effects of GHGs in terms of climate change felt in forms of erratic monsoon rainfalls, which is the main source of water for rice cultivation. Unpredictable and inadequate monsoon directly […]

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Seeding the Way with Systems of Rice Intensification in Cambodia

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by

Mrs Tea Sarim is one of the participating farmers in a European Union funded multi-country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand) project called “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” (http://www.sri-lmb.ait.asia/). Mrs Sarim is from Kampot Province in Cambodia, […]

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A system of rice intensification has changed my life

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by

“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 by

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 by

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 by

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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