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0898 Scoping Study on Scalability of SRI in Orissa

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Presented by: C. Shambu Prasad, XIMB

Institution: WWF, SDTT, Orissa, India

Subject Country: Orissa, India

December 2008

Published in: Technology, Travel, Business
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0898 Scoping Study on Scalability of SRI in Orissa

  1. 1. Scoping study on Scalability of SRI in Orissa Supported by WWF & SDTT
  2. 2. Study Objective <ul><li>Provide a road map for SRI scale up in Orissa </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a background for future discussions and workshops on SRI at the state level and develop capacities of the various actors involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable raising of resources depending on gaps and opportunities in the state </li></ul>
  3. 3. Methodology <ul><li>Visit and enquire with different stakeholder </li></ul><ul><li>Telephonic discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Previous document reading and analysis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Time line <ul><li>1 st to 30 th June ‘08 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sample category <ul><li>a. Primary stake holders: farmers </li></ul><ul><li>b. Secondary stakeholders: facilitating agency like NGOs, Agriculture dept., research institutes, KVKs and training institutes </li></ul><ul><li>c. Tertiary stakeholders: Donor agency </li></ul>
  6. 6. Districts <ul><li>Keonjhar </li></ul><ul><li>Mayurbhanj </li></ul><ul><li>Ganjam </li></ul><ul><li>Rayagada </li></ul><ul><li>Koraput </li></ul><ul><li>Kalahandi </li></ul><ul><li>Nayagarh </li></ul><ul><li>Jajpur </li></ul>
  7. 7. Findings <ul><li>Productivity increase by SRI technique still a debate by researchers, KVK Scientists and govt. officials </li></ul><ul><li>SRI organic still not believable by few NGOs, Line department </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practicing Farmer’s belief <ul><li>Less labor intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Less seed required </li></ul><ul><li>Less water, but timely supply and drainage required </li></ul><ul><li>Organic gives the better yield </li></ul><ul><li>Weed management is a serious issue, but appropriate weeder can solve the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Yield can be doubled </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some facts <ul><li>Tillers: 35-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Effective tillers: (50-100)% </li></ul><ul><li>Yield: (150-300)% increase over conventional practice </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation <ul><li>Seeing is believing: so exposure intra and inter districts to SRI Plots can clear many doubts </li></ul><ul><li>SRI technical training: for facilitating agency (NGOs, Line department front line staffs and KVK scientists) </li></ul><ul><li>SRI is not like other demonstration, it requires process training, needs to redesign of demonstration package </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude change training: a must for many non- believers </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development on implements, standardization of organic practices </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing a SRI forum at state level with leading practicing farmers, NGOs, Govt. dept. and others </li></ul>

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