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We're fast running out of water, Business Line | March 21, 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. 

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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


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. 

New Developments in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI): An Interview with Prof. Norman Uphoff
Stephannie Van Dyke, Food Tank (Global) | June 7, 2016

Prof. Norman Uphoff is a Professor of Government and International Agriculture at Cornell University and the Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Uphoff’s work focuses on rural development and agricultural policy issues, and he is an expert and leader in the knowledge and research of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Recently, Food Tank had the opportunity to interview Prof. Norman Uphoff about recent updates with his work. 

Collective farming, water budgeting: Purlia's weapons against drought
Joydeep Thakur, Hindustan Times (Kolkata) | June 4, 2016

It was 12 noon and the summer season was at its peak at the fag-end of May. The sun was rolling high mercilessly over the parched lands of Purulia – one of the most drought prone districts of West Bengal. Most of the water bodies had dried up revealing cracks in their beds. The mighty Damodar River had turned into a mere trickle in some portions. Children, carrying water buckets, were queuing up in-front of a water-hole to collect drinking water. The district had been hit by droughts over the past two consecutive years and this year too, conditions seemed to be heading that way. 


Resource use efficiency in rice production under SRI andconventional method in Assam, India
Author(s): Ishani Parasar, J.P. Hazarika and Nivedita Deka, Agricultural Science Digest | June 3, 2016

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