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SRI Workshop, NABARD, Ranchi Jan 2012

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Workshop on SRI (System of Rice Intensification), organized by NABARD, Ranchi to mark the conclusion of the SRI Kharif 2011 program that was conducted trough 56 NGOs, with about 33,000 farmers in the …

Workshop on SRI (System of Rice Intensification), organized by NABARD, Ranchi to mark the conclusion of the SRI Kharif 2011 program that was conducted trough 56 NGOs, with about 33,000 farmers in the state.

Attended by Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Arjun Munda and Prof. Norman Uphoff, a world renowned expert on SRI from Cornell University

Published in: Education, Travel

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  • 1. SRI State Workshop NABARD, Ranchi 9 T H JAN , 2012SRI Kharif 2011— The Story Does Not EndA workshop was organized byNABARD, Ranchi on 6th of Jan, Special points of2012. interest:  SRI is going to her-It was attended by the Chief Minister ald the next greenof Jharkhand, Mr. Arjun Munda andby the well renowned expert on SRI, revolutionDr. Norman Uphoff. Norman  Prof NormanUphoff (born 1941) is an American Uphoff—World Re-social scientist serving as a Professorof Government and International nowned Expert on SRI Kharif Crops in NEEV Project Area FieldsAgriculture at Cornell University. He SRI comes tois the Acting Director of the Cornell NABARD workshopInstitute of Public Administration and speaks on SRIand the former director of the Cor-nell International Institute for Food,  SRI is a paradigmAgriculture, and Development. change which brings the focus back fromThe special aspect of SRI is the new chemical inputs toparadigm shift it talks about, a fact the knowledge of thewhich many in the scientific commu- farmer to increasenity is yet to grasp. The paradigm shift food security for theis about thinking of crop production modern world.more from the viewpoint of biologyrather than a more viewpoint of  SRI can be tried forchemistry which came into vogue other crops and evenafter the second World War. Prof. Norman Uphoff - World’s Foremost Expert on vegetables SRIIn fact the entire world is seeing a  Prof Norman saysshift from understanding the world that the new para-from a mechanistic viewpoint to a digm for agriculturemore complex, networked and living would be based onsystems viewpoint of Biology. This is biology rather thanbeing applied in systems as diverse as chemistry. Plant pro-management and marketing. duction is affected by micro-organismsAt NEEV we are glad that we were in soil more thanable to contribute to this movement mineralsin whatever capacity we could. SRI State Workshop organized by NABARD, Ranchi