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New Developments in the SRI: An Interview with Prof. Norman Uphoff, Food Tank | June 7, 2016 

SRI Brief Report

A Training Report - Finger Millet (Ragi) Intensification: Applying Principles of SRI on 21st May 2016 held at Laya Resource Centre, Paderu, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. 

SRI Article

Potential of the SRI for systemic improvement in rice production and water use: the case of Andhra Pradesh, India
A. Ravindra and S. Bhagyalaxmi, SpringerLink | October 24, 2010


Focus on less water-intensive paddy cultivation practices
Veerendra P.M., The Hindu | August 6, 2016

In the wake of low water storage in Bhadra reservoir, the Bhadra Command Area Development Authority (CADA) and Department of Agriculture have planned to launch a campaign to create awareness among farmers in the command area on the judicious utilisation of water for cultivation of paddy. K. Madhusudan, joint director, Department of Agriculture, has said that paddy was so far grown under traditional semi-aquatic and water-intensive methods in the command area of Bhadra reservoir. Under this, the water is made to flood the fields. 

Rice and Shine
Manu Moudgil, India Water Portal (Punjab) | July 22, 2016

How paddy grew in popularity in Punjab and continues to steal the show, thanks to lack of alternatives for farmers. The system of roots: SRI involves plantation of saplings 10-12 days old instead of three weeks in a grid pattern with space of eight inch on all sides. The idea is to get better nourishment for the roots which can support a strong plant. The soil moisture is maintained through irrigation every four to five days instead of keeping the fields flooded all the time. 

Vellode farmer achieves bumper yield of sugarcane
R. Krishnamoorthy, The Hindu (Tamil Nadu) | June 28, 2016

A farmer at Vellode has realised bumper yield of one tonne sugarcane in every cent on his 1.3 acre farm owing to adoption of cultivation methods under sustainable sugarcane initiative. The farmer Natarajan (67) harvested 130 tonnes and earned profit of Rs. 1.3 lakh. The farmer owes the bumper harvest to a combination of factors: application of farmyard manure, cultivation and mulching of green manure (dhaincha), timely rainfall, and spacing between saplings. 


Is Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) Technology More Profitable than Conventional Method for Sugarcane Production? An Economic Analysis
Author(s): Arthi K., Saravanakumar V., Balasubramanian R., Agricultural Economics Research Review | July 1, 2016

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