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)