1322 - SRI International Network and Resource Center at Cornell University (SRI- Rice)

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Title: SRI International Network and Resource Center at Cornell University (SRI- Rice)
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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1322 - SRI International Network and Resource Center at Cornell University (SRI- Rice)

  1. 1. SRI International Network and Resource Center at Cornell University (SRI-Rice) About SRI-Rice The SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) is based at Cornell University, and was established in 2010 in response to the increasing importance around the world of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) - an agro-ecological and climate-smart methodology for growing rice. Our Vision To improve rice and other agricultural productivity based on environment-friendly practices that help to better withstand changing climate conditions and that lead to improved food security and reduced poverty. Our Mission To advance and share knowledge about the System of Rice Intensification and its derived practices and principles, and to support networking among interested organizations and individuals around the globe. Core Activities Global SRI Knowledge Management We maintain the largest website on SRI and publish news, new research, technical reports, videos and photographs coming directly from the field. We also host partner information on our website. Global SRI Networking Support We help connect people and organizations, and thus support global SRI networking. SRI-Rice is in daily contact with SRI practitioners, researchers, program managers and interested individuals from over 50 rice-producing countries. International SRI Research Network International SRI Equipment Initiative We’ve established and maintain the largest research database on SRI (including Chinese and Indian research), connect SRI researchers through the Mendeley research forum, and collaborate with researchers from around the world. SRI-Rice facilitates information exchange through the SRI Equipment Innovators Online Discussion Forum, works directly with educational institutions and field-based groups in weeder prototype development. SRI-Rice maintains multimedia equipment databases, available at www.sririce.org Latin America and Caribbean SRI Initiative SRI-Rice supports a SRI Latin America coordinator who promotes knowledge sharing and communication in Spanish, and facilitates testing and evaluation of SRI practices under Latin American rice growing conditions. SRI is involved in introducing and testing SRI in Northern Haiti with the iF Foundation. The SRI International Network and Resources Center at Cornell University Poster 4.indd 1 West Africa SRI Initiative SRI-Rice is the principal technical partner for ‘Improving and Scaling up the System of Rice Intensification in West Africa,’ a 13 country project through the World Bank-funded West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP). SRI-Rice facilitates an SRI West Africa online community forum in French and English, and is training and backstopping Peace Corps Volunteers and staff from 7 West African countries through the West Africa Food Security Partnership. Contact: Erika Styger , Director SRI-Rice, eds8@cornell.edu www.sririce.org - facebook.com/SRIRice - twitter.com/SRIRice (@SRIRice) www.mendeley.com/groups/1178631 - http://sriwestafrica.ning.com 10/30/13 11:29 AM

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