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Experts encourage paddy farmers to take up SRI cultivation in Visakhapatnam district, Times of India | June 18, 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. 

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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

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


SRI (System of Rice Intensification) method gains popularity in Krishna
T. Appala Naidu, The Hindu (Andhra Pradesh) | September 23, 2017

The slightly modified System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method has gained acceptance and yielding results in paddy cultivation in Krishna district. Over 31,000 hectares of land was brought under the SRI method in the present kharif season. 

New millet farming enthuses tribal ryots
G.V. Prasada Sarma, The Hindu (Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh) | September 2, 2017

The SRI ragi farming technique is launched this kharif as a part of the Comprehensive Revival of Millet Programme (CRMP) of the State government covering 44 mandals in seven districts of Andhra Pradesh. The programme targets to restore cultivation of nine varieties of millets in 1.35 lakh acres. 

Agri officers focus on SRI technique
The New Indian Express (Malkangiri, Odisha) | July 23, 2017

The Malkangiri administration has decided to grow paddy in 73,125 hectares (ha) of land during the current kharif season and this will include growing the crop in 56,000 ha through System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method. 

Tribal women of Sundargarh make organic farming a life-changing economic activity
Basudevi Mahapatra, VillageSquare (Sundargarh, Odisha) | July 12, 2017

Tribal communities in Sundargarh district of Odisha have revived the traditional practice of growing food without the help of chemical fertilizers and made it viable economically by making pragmatic changes. “As mono cropping was the traditional practice, we suggested the farmers to go for multi-cropping and adopt the SRI method in cultivation of millets and other crops like mustard,” says Ashok Das, who coordinates with the farmers on behalf of CIRTD. 


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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