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Rice for King, Anupam Chakravarthy, Down to Earth | February 28, 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


Technie to quit job and turn organic farmer
S. Deepak Karthik, The New Indian Express (Tamilnadu) | March 18, 2017

Leaving a well paid job to pursue his passion for organic farming, this 34-year- old youth has set an example for many. From developing new software for corporate firms, M Gokul, a software engineer, has taken up organic farming in his native village in Perambalur district. 

Preserving wheat diversity
Anandateertha Pyati, Deccan Herald (Karnataka) | March 14, 2017 (Translated by Anitha Palloor)

Seed saver: Kalmesh Mallad of Belagavi district has inspired fellow farmers through innovative farming methods. Until a few years ago, I knew only two varieties of wheat. Now, I have 11 in my collection, says Kalmesh Mallad, a farmer, who has recently joined the band of seed conservers in Belagavi district. Visiting the farm of Kalmesh Mallad in Betsur village of Savadatti taluk in Belagavi district can be a revelation to many farmers in the region who have limited knowledge about heritage wheat varieties. 

In Maoist heartland, farmers turn to organic farming, reap benefits
Dipankar Ghose, Indian Express (Chhattisgarh) | March 5, 2017

Katekalyan has quietly been building another identity as the nursery of organic farming mushrooming across the district, where farmers have come together to set up a company to market their produce across the country. 


Experience with the System of Rice Intensification for Sustainable Rainfed Paddy Farming Systems in India
Author(s): Arun Balamatti and Norman Uphoff, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems | March 2017

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