1320 - System of Rice Intensification

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Title: System of Rice Intensification
Presented by: Erika Styger
Presented at: Special Exhibit/Event on Rice Production at Agritechnica
Venue and Date: Hannover, Germany November 15, 2013

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1320 - System of Rice Intensification

  1. 1. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) SRI is an agroecological and climate-smart approach that produces more grain, while reducing water, seed, and synthetic chemical use. Using four principles 1 SRI helps farmers to... Increase yields by 30-50% or more Since first leaving Madagascar in 1997, SRI has spread to over 50 countries and more than 4 million farmers around the world. The SRI International Network and Resources Center at Cornell University Poster 1.indd 1 Early plant establishment 2 REDUCEd plant COMPETITION reduce water use by 30-50% Just Starting 3 USE Organic Matter reduce Chemical inputs by 30-100% 4 REDUCED WATER USE reduce seed use by 80-95% Widespread Adoption Contact: Erika Styger (SRI-Rice, Cornell University), eds8@cornell.edu; Amir Kassam (FAO), amir.kassam@fao.org; Josef Kienzle (FAO), josef.kienzle@fao.org www.sririce.org - www.fao.org/ag/ca The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 10/30/13 11:12 AM

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