Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Recent SRI Press Articles and Blog Posts (May-June 2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paddy and Water Environment Journal Publishes Special Edition on SRI

The journal Paddy and Water Environment has devoted its March 2011 issue (Volume 9, Number 1) to the System of Rice Intensification. For those who are interested in learning more about the science behind SRI as well as how SRI is progressing in various areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America, the March issue of the journal is online through SpringerLink. Included are six articles and nine technical reports from Afghanistan, China, the Gambia, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Mali,  Pakistan, Panama, and Thailand as well as several review articles.

To see journal articles from other sources published during 2011, visit the journal articles page on our SRI-Rice website.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New SRI Items for January 2011

Ali Mohammad Ramzi's excellent  seasonal report for 2010  for Aga Khan Foundation's Participatory Management of Irrigation Systems Project (PMISP) reviews progress in introducing SRI methods in northeastern Afghanistan.

Asif Sharif has recently uploaded a short video on YouTube called FarmAll Organic Rice Production using SRI Technology.  It details FarmAll's experiences in mechanizing the System of Rice Intensification in Pakistan. FarmAll Technology developed a system to produce organic rice using 70% less inputs including water while increasing yield from 40 to 400% (depending upon which reference is used for comparison).

 Timor Leste
Martin, Noltz,  Stefan Schwarze and Matin Qaim have recently published an article in the Pacific News (35:4-9) entitled  Knowledge-Based Agricultural Innovations in Asia: The System of Rice Intensification(SRI) in Timor Leste.

 The January edition of Time Out Jakarta, a magaine in Indonesia, includes an article about Emily Sutanto, an organic SRI exporter (see Inside Indo's organic rice.)

A new Malay language SRI blog is now recording the efforts of several SRI projects in Malaysia: See Weblog Padi Selangor.
Articles from the from the Indian Press (January)