Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SRI Items in the Press - May 2010

Here are some of the articles about the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) around the world that appeared in the press during May 2010. The articles are from Cambodia, Kenya, India (Assam, Sikkim, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu) and the USA. The subject matter ranges from plans for the coming season and climate change to weeder development, events and even the potential impact of SRI on reducing trafficking of women in northern India!

Kuruvai to be raised on 34,000 hectares: DC - May 29, 2010 NewKerala.com (Tamil Nadu, India)

Field day on SRI method of rice cultivation at Nagaon - May 27, 2010, Assam Times (Assam, India)

Increase agricultural growth - May 26, 2010, The Hindu (Tamil Nadu, India)

IFWP-MP Organizes Thematic Workshop on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) - May 23, 2010, Yim Sok Sophors blog (Cambodia)

Plan to increase rice, pulses production - May 22, 2010, The Hindu, (Puducherry, India)

Preparations underway for kuruvai season - May 19, 2010, The Hindu (Tamil Nadu, India)

Workshop cum field practical on SRI held - May 17, 2010, Contify.com [source: Sikkim Express] (Sikkim, India)

A conversation with Norman Uphoff, advisor to Nourishing the Planet- May 14, 2010, Nourishing the Planet (a Worldwatch Institute blog)

Agriculture and the of challenge of climate change - May 14, 2010, Suman Sahai Blog (India)

Technology, a key nutrient for farm sector - May, 13, 2010, Business Line (Tamil Nadu, India)

Weeder for use in SRI developed at TNAU - May 9, 2010, The Hindu (Tamil Nadu, India)

New rice farming system takes root in Mwea scheme - May 5, 2010, Daily Nation (Kenya) [also available from allAfrica.com]

Young girls face trafficking as lack of rain drives worsening rural poverty - May 5, 2010, Reuters AlertNet (Assam, India)

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