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PRADAN's special issue of NewsReach (March-April 2013) on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has circulated, different from the earlier issues they have brought out on the subject. This issue summarizes the proceedings of a one-day national seminar held in New Delhi under the aegis of the National Consortium on SRI (NCS), an informal association of practitioners, academicians and policy makers interested in the growth of SRI in the country.

  • Lead: Policy Consultation on System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
    A summary of the deliberations on SRI among various stakeholders, organized by the NCS, highlighting the importance of engaging the scientific community in providing the rigour and robustness of SRI as a method of crop management

  • Study: Indigenous Paddy Varieties under SRI and Conventional Practices
    Assessing and documenting the experiences of various organizations and farmers with regard to the on-site yield performance of IPVs under SRI, this study, commissioned by NCS, identifies specific areas for future action in research and policy on the subject. Soumik Banerjee is based in Jharkhand

  • Engagement of the State in the Promotion of SRI
    Presenting facts, experiences and lessons of a study conducted to assess the engagement of states in the SRI programme in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, and the role played by various stakeholders including the government, CSOs and farmes. Amit Kumar is based in Patna and Amita Saha is based in Kolkata

  • Book Review: All You'd Like to Know about SRI in India and More
    Transforming Rice Production with SRI Knowledge and Practice, T.M. Thiyagarajan & Biksham Gujja, National Consortium on SRI, 2013, Dr. Ravi Chopra is based in Dehradun

You can access and download this issue at http://www.pradan.net/images/Media/newsreach_march_april13.pdf


PRADAN's Bimonthly Newsletter of NewsReach on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) including (i) Why Do Farmers Adopt or Dis-adopt? SRI-A Short Report from the field and (ii) Toolkit: Promotion of SRI-Millet with Small and Marginal Farmers in Chhattisgarh: A Practitioner's Manual | November - December 2012 
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  • Report: Why Do Farmers Adopt or Dis-adopt? SRI-A Short Report from the field (Page No. 14)
    Author(s): B.C. Barah, Rahul Kumar, Sanjay Prasad and Amit Kumar
    The System of Rice Intensification has made its presence felt in the Indian agriculture scenario, by its fast speed and the promise to "grow more with less". Yet there has also been a lot and reports of disadoption. This preliminary report of a research lays out a number of reasons, predominantly rainfall failure related for farmer drop-outs. Rahul Kumar, Sanjay Prasad and Amit Kumar are based in New Delhi and B. C. Barah is NABARD Chair Professor, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi.

  • Toolkit: Promotion of SRI-Millet with Small and Marginal Farmers in Chhattisgarh: A Practitioner's Manual (Page No. 28)
    Author(s): Kuntal Mukherjee is based in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
    Increasing the production of millet by using the SRI-millet method may prove to be one of the significant ways to address the poverty and food insufficiency problem in several tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.

You can access and download this issue at http://www.pradan.net/images/Media/Nov-Dec%202012.pdf 


PRADAN's Bimonthly Newsletter of NewsReach on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) including (i) Bihar's World Record SRI yields and (ii) Dr. Barah's opinion: Feeding India's Growing Billions | July - August 2012.
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  • "Nalanda District (Bihar) - World Record SRI yields" (Page No. 1)
    Author(s) by M.C. Diwakar, Arvind Kumar, Anil Verma and Dr. Norman Uphoff
    Experimenting with SRI cultivation, five farmers of Darveshpura village in Bihar attract considerable attention with their bumper yield; the results indicate a viable alternative to the conventional methods of growing rice and other crops.

  • Dr. B.C. Barah's opinion: Feeding India's Growing Billions (Page No. 40)
    Ensuring access to quality food by everyone at all times is one of the our most challenging tasks, considering that the nation is face-to-face with persistent poverty, hunger and malnutrition and the implications on the nutrition security of the poor.

You can access and download this issue at http://www.pradan.net/images/Media/news_reach_july_aug2012.pdf


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