SRI Plants<br />Captures existing genetic potentials in plant and soil <br />An innovation, set of good practice that reli...
SRI<br />Conventional<br />SRI LANKA:  Same soil, variety, irrigation system, drought conditions -  three weeks after wate...
SRI<br />Conventional<br />Vietman:  Farmer from DôngTrù village - After a typhoon<br />4<br />
SRIin 1999<br />Practiced only in Madagascar<br />Ref. http://ciifad.cornell.edu/sri/<br />5<br />
SRI application /trials 10 years later<br />2004-2005  Senegal, Mali, Pakistan, Vietnam<br />2006-2007  Burkina Faso, Bhut...
WBI south-south knowledge exchange<br />7<br />- Droughts in Kenya<br />- VC links Kenya with India, Madagascar, Rwanda – ...
Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />8<br />His SRI paddy field<br />Aug. 2009<br />His ...
9<br />Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />Harvested in Dec. 2009, reported yield incre...
10<br />Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />Harvested in Dec. 2009, reported yield incr...
Per Request from Kenyan Stakeholder, WBI organized furtherSouth-South learning<br /> - Jan. 2010:  visit by Dr. Ravi from ...
 Farmers, govt. extension staff, researchers, NGO, private sector</li></ul>Field training – Dr. Ravi with Kenyan farmers a...
Interested farmers from central & western Kenya regions viewing WBI SRI Toolkit Video  in farmer schools<br />12<br />12<b...
After the seed is sown in nursery, mulching is applied to conserve moisture -- removed after 5 days<br />Farmers practice ...
Use two nylon strings of different colours to make a marked string.   The markers are placed 25cm apart.<br />Showing Keny...
Farmers use the marked string for square transplanting<br />How SRI seedlings look in the field after doing square transpl...
Kenya’s pilot SRI farmer helps explain use of conoweeder in local language<br />16<br />
More practice on use of weeder in a rice field<br />Farmers practice rotary weeder after field demonstration<br />17<br />
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1016 Knowledge Travels from India to Kenya. South South Knowledge Sharing on SRI

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Contributors: V.K. Ravichandran, Mei Xie

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1016 Knowledge Travels from India to Kenya. South South Knowledge Sharing on SRI

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  2. 2. SRI Plants<br />Captures existing genetic potentials in plant and soil <br />An innovation, set of good practice that relies less on external input – water, seeds, fertilizer<br />Shown more resilience to climate variability<br />2<br />
  3. 3. SRI<br />Conventional<br />SRI LANKA: Same soil, variety, irrigation system, drought conditions - three weeks after water was stopped<br />
  4. 4. SRI<br />Conventional<br />Vietman: Farmer from DôngTrù village - After a typhoon<br />4<br />
  5. 5. SRIin 1999<br />Practiced only in Madagascar<br />Ref. http://ciifad.cornell.edu/sri/<br />5<br />
  6. 6. SRI application /trials 10 years later<br />2004-2005 Senegal, Mali, Pakistan, Vietnam<br />2006-2007 Burkina Faso, Bhutan, Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Afghanistan,<br />2008Brazil, Egypt, Rwanda, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Timor Leste<br />2009-2010 Ghana , Kenya<br />1999-2000China, Indonesia<br />2000-2001 Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cuba, India, Laos, Nepal, Myanmar, Philippines, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Thailand<br />2002-2003Benin, Guinea, Mozambique, Peru<br />6<br />
  7. 7. WBI south-south knowledge exchange<br />7<br />- Droughts in Kenya<br />- VC links Kenya with India, Madagascar, Rwanda – 9/2009<br />
  8. 8. Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />8<br />His SRI paddy field<br />Aug. 2009<br />His conventional paddy field<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />Harvested in Dec. 2009, reported yield increase 37% comparing to his conventional field<br />Oct. 2009<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Pilot SRI Farmer from Mwea Irrigation District – largest in Kenya<br />Harvested in Dec. 2009, reported yield increase 100% comparing to his conventional field<br />Oct. 2009<br />
  11. 11. Per Request from Kenyan Stakeholder, WBI organized furtherSouth-South learning<br /> - Jan. 2010: visit by Dr. Ravi from TNAU India --<br /> - Central & Western Kenya<br /><ul><li>Workshops & field demonstr.
  12. 12. Farmers, govt. extension staff, researchers, NGO, private sector</li></ul>Field training – Dr. Ravi with Kenyan farmers after a knowledge-sharing session<br />11<br />
  13. 13. Interested farmers from central & western Kenya regions viewing WBI SRI Toolkit Video in farmer schools<br />12<br />12<br />
  14. 14. After the seed is sown in nursery, mulching is applied to conserve moisture -- removed after 5 days<br />Farmers practice how to prepare SRI nursery - a40m2 nursery area of 8 blocks of 5m2 is prepared to hold 3 kg of seed - enough to transplant in a 1-acre SRI field<br />13<br />13<br />
  15. 15. Use two nylon strings of different colours to make a marked string. The markers are placed 25cm apart.<br />Showing Kenyan farmers how to make a marked string for transplanting <br />14<br />
  16. 16. Farmers use the marked string for square transplanting<br />How SRI seedlings look in the field after doing square transplanting (2 days after)<br />15<br />
  17. 17. Kenya’s pilot SRI farmer helps explain use of conoweeder in local language<br />16<br />
  18. 18. More practice on use of weeder in a rice field<br />Farmers practice rotary weeder after field demonstration<br />17<br />
  19. 19. Conclusion<br /><ul><li> Remember the key elements in SRI
  20. 20. Apply them with local suitable, adaptable practices
  21. 21. Scaling up – farmers need support from government, research agencies, donors, as well as involvement of private sector, NGOs</li></ul>18<br />

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