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The System of Rice Intensification

More than half the world's population relies on rice as a staple food and irrigated rice production is the largest consumer of water in the agricultural sector.

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) helps to substantially increase rice production and reduces water consumption by an average of 40% and in some cases as much as 85%ª. It relies on a significant reduction in the use of seed and as a knowledge-based methodology, it can cost little or nothing to adopt.

SRI is now practiced in at least 50 countries and by as many as 5 million farmers - both on a small and large scale.

This series of videos is about the adoption of SRI in East Africa by farmers who have learnt from and teach other farmers like themselves. They demonstrate how to apply the knowledge and the significant benefits it has brought them.

ªPAWE Special Issue Vol 9, No. 1 ed. Uphoff/Kassam - Review, p.169
More than half the world's population relies on rice as a staple food and irrigated rice production is the largest consumer of water in the agricultural sector.

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) helps to substantially increase rice pro...
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