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Tribal women of Sundargarh make organic farming a life-changing economic activity, Village Square | July 12, 2017 

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

New Book

System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
Editor(s): K.N. Bhatt and Pradeep Bhargava and Foreword: Norman Uphoff, Studium Press (India) Pvt Ltd. | Year 2017


A New Farming Technique Using Drastically Less Water Is Catching On
John Vidal, Huffington Post | May 15, 2018

But not everyone is on board.  Filipino melon grower Denis Miguel was intrigued to hear of a young Indian farmer who in 2011 had broken the world record for growing rice by using an unconventional method of cultivation that needed only half as much water and one-tenth as many seeds but resulted in spectacular yield increases. Miguel, from Isabela province, had never grown rice before, but he teamed up with a local rice farmer to try out the system. Last year, he reaped the equivalent of 10.8 tons of rice per hectare, or four times as much rice as the farmer usually grew on that land.

Groundwater in Cauvery delta region under threat: Study
A. Ragu Raman, Deccan Chronicle | May 14, 2018

The number of days of river flow will have an impact on the groundwater head and as well as the decrease in the concentration of the solutes. 

Bumper vegetable, wheat yields push back farm distress in UP
Usha Rai, Asian Age | May 2, 2018

Kallu Ram has halved the use of chemical fertilisers and is supplementing it with vermi-composting. 

How to make food and agriculture sustainable
Financial Express | April 30, 2018

We must increase investments in rural areas in diverse and locally specific agro-ecosystems based on ecological interaction between soils, water, plants, animals and trees, and move farmers from grain mono-cultures to poly-cropping, horticulture or animal husbandry. 


System of crop intensification for more productive, resource-conserving, climate-resilient, and sustainable agriculture: experience with diverse crops in varying agroecologies
Author(s): Prabhakar Adhikari, Hailu Araya, Gerald Aruna, Arun Balamatti, Soumik Banerjee, P. Baskaran, B. C. Barah, Debaraj Behera, Tareke Berhe, Parag Boruah, Shiva Dhar, Sue Edwards, Mark Fulford, Biksham Gujja, Harouna Ibrahim, Humayun Kabir, Amir Kassam, Ram B. Khadka, Y. S. Koma, U. S. Natarajan, Rena Perez, Debashish Sen, Asif Sharif, Gurpreet Singh, Erika Styger, Amod K. Thakur, Anoop Tiwari, Norman Uphoff & Anil Verma, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability | November 20, 2017

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