Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NEW BOOK: The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Responses to Frequently Asked Questions - by Norman Uphoff

In his new book, The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, Norman Uphoff offers explanations, resources, and concrete examples of this climate-smart, agroecological methodology for all who are interested in the development of practicable, sustainable food systems. This book explains how, “In an unprecedented way, SRI methods raise the productivity of land, of labor, of water, of seeds, and of capital all at the same time.”

Uphoff first learned about SRI in Madagascar in 1993 while serving as director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), and has spent over 20 years studying, compiling experiences, and writing about the practice and spread of SRI in all the rice-growing regions of the world. He has connected countless farmers and development workers to the knowledge and training needed to implement this system to improve livelihoods, and has linked researchers to people and resources that helped them study the underpinnings of SRI.

From these decades of experience, Uphoff has authored a book addressing the most frequently asked questions about SRI, which has now proven effective in nearly 60 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Some highlights of this book include the benefits of SRI for women farmers; the potential for SRI to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the possibilities for adapting these methodologies to numerous agroecological conditions; and the spread of the methods to other crops, known as the System of Crop Intensification (SCI).


The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Responses to Frequently Asked Questions is an essential resource for anyone interested in climate-smart agriculture and accessible pathways to development for farmers.

For more information on SRI, visit the SRI-Rice Website.

To order a copy, click the links below:
PDF download (SRI-Rice website) FREE
Color paperback (Amazon) $41.33
Black & White paperback (Amazon) $8.83
Kindle edition (Amazon) $2.99

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