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Finger Millet (Ragi) Intensification: Applying Principles of SRI - A Training Report
WASSAN Millets Update | June 3, 2016

Finger Millet (Ragi) is an important millet crop in the north coastal tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, both in the tribal food cultures and in the farming systems. The average productivity is around 400 kg per acre. As a part of the "Siri Dhanyam" program, a training programme was organized on improved agronomic measures and application of SRI principles to improve productivity without chemical inputs. Lead Technical Agency (LTA) had organized a training programme on SRI on Ragi Cultivation on 21st May 2016 held at Laya Resource Centre, Paderu, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. 35 CRPs / Best Farmers and 15 Field Assistant Staff have attended this training. Trainees have experienced using tools in growing ragi through SRI principles and each group has planned to grow ragi by SRI principles in 50 acres each. Due to having good sign on rainfall prediction ​in this Kharif, farmers can able to get better production by adapting innovative practices like SRI or Guli method on Ragi. Special thanks to Sri. Jacob Nellithanam for guiding and supporting as a resource person. 


System of Rice Intensification (SRI) with the Rainfed Tribal Farmers of Malkangiri, Odisha
RRA Network,
Brief Report | 2014

The RRA Network, Malkangiri, has been actively working with the rainfed tribal farmers of the district since the past three years now, on SRI (System of Rice Intensification). Last year the Network worked with almost 300 farmers and was successful in mobilizing the State Plan (2013-14) under Department of Agriculture for 300 hec. In which the SRI farmers received direct cash incentive of Rs 4700/hec. The network upscaled to work with almost 500 farmers in the 4 blocks of the 7 blocks in the district. 


Safe Alternate Wetting and Drying Technology and Water Management in System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

Brainstorming Workshop on "Safe Alternate Wetting and Drying Technology and Water Management in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) organized by AP SRI Consortium, WALAMTARI, IRRC Water-Saving Workgroup of IRRI and WASSAN held at 3rd October 2012 held at WALAMTARI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. All the participants find it very interesting and a learning exercise. There are plans of integrate the points emerging into the SRI programs of various organisations and into the research 

 


 
 

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