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1822 - National Consortium of SRI (NCS) India


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Author: Debashish Sen
Title: National Consortium of SRI (NCS) India
Event: Workshop to Enhance Cooperation and Sharing among SRI National Networks in Asia
Date: October 18-19, 2018
Venue: Leverage Business Hotel - Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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1822 - National Consortium of SRI (NCS) India

  1. 1. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 National Consortium of SRI (NCS) India NCS Secretariat: C/o People’s Science Institute ITBP Road, P.O. Kanwali Dehra Dun - 248001 Email: http: //
  2. 2. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 NCS, India: Membership, Mission & Funding Date of Formation: In existence since 2006, which coincides with holding of the 1st National Conference on SRI and the 2nd International Rice Congress (in presence of participants from 9 countries: Dr. Norman Uphoff moved the need for NCS) Composition/Membership: Informal coalition of Practitioners, Research Scientists, Policy Makers, Resource Institutions and Social Workers across pan India. Members have voluntarily come together to advance the science, practice and policy measures of SRI Mission Statement: Ensuring Sustainable Income and Food Security for Farmers, especially the Vulnerable Sections through Accelerated Adoption of Science-led System of Crop Intensification while Achieving Increased Productivity and Resource Conservation Financial Support: SDTT, NABARD, WWF, WU, HIVOS, ICCO, OXFAM and RRAN
  3. 3. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 NCS, India : The Initial Years Year Activities 2006- 2008 National SRI Symposium • Hyderabad (November, 2006) • Agartala (October, 2007) • Coimbatore (December, 2008) 2009 • Meeting at ICRISAT • Consultations with Planning Commission • Dialogue with NFSM 2010 • SRI expert review team’s presentation to NABARD • SRI meetings in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh • Visit to Madagascar • Policy dialogue: Inclusion of SRI under NFSM • NRMC holds national conference on SRI • National SRI & SWI workshops • AP SRI Consortium formed
  4. 4. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 NCS, India: The Next Decade 2011-13 • SCI workshop in Bihar • Round Table on SRI at IARI • Participation in different Planning Commission Working Groups • SWI trials at IARI • Policy consultation on SRI (NCS-NAAS collaboration) • Publications – Journals, Articles & Papers 2014-17 • Inclusion of SRI in Livelihood Missions • National consultations with MoA & ICAR • International Conference on SRI as a socio- technical movement in India” • Synthesizing experiences from different states • Piloting of SCI in rainfed regions 2018-20 • Scientific validation of SCI in other crops • Review of SRI component in ongoing government programs • National Workshops
  5. 5. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 NCS, India : Activities SRI Policy SRI Practice SRI Science • Influencing Mainstream Programs • Strategies for scaling up • Advocating innovation extension architecture • Evolving new forms of partnerships across sectors and levels • Evaluating tangible benefits of SRI • Understanding Adoption/dis-adoption • Measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of inputs • Reduction in cultivation costs • Identifying the enabling factors for enhanced productivity • Conservation of natural resources • Improvement of soil health • Designing more user-friendly equipment
  6. 6. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 NCS – Significant Achievements  Formation of state wide networks • Banglar SRI • AP SRI Consortium • Orissa learning alliance  On station scientific validation of SWI helped in mainstreaming R&D system  Inclusion of SCI in National & State level programs • National Food Security Mission (NFSM) • National & State Rural Livelihood Programs • Policy Dialogue: Constitution of a special group for 12th Five Year Plan in India, GoI to suggest Innovation Institutional Architecture for Up scaling SRI,  Research • Evaluating Performance of indigenous paddy varieties • Quantification of disadoption of SRI • Understanding State Led SRI Scale up processes
  7. 7. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 TotalPublications Year SRI Publications: India, China and World India World NCS, India – Furthering SRI Research Enabling Leadership in SRI/SCI in the world
  8. 8. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 • Lack of research back-up from ICAR & State Agricultural University • Low investments in natural resources management • Diversity and Complexity of Distressed Rural Economy • Demonstration approach vs area focused approach • Lack of area specific implement • MIS and Data base management • Absence of full time SRI secretariat • Core funding for running the consortium required NCS, India – Limitations SRI Not Mainstreamed
  9. 9. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 Asiawide Alliance of National Networks (AANN) Synergize Experiences, Expertise and Resources for Improving Food and Livelihood Security Benefits of AANN • Quality knowledge of agro- ecological innovations for climate smart sustainable production system • Vibrant MIS and Data base • Strengthen Research Capability and Capacity Building • Influence Policy makers • Facilitate Fund raising • Understanding of extension mechanism (moving from existing to innovative system) • Partnership and Peer Interaction Role of NCS, India • Knowledge transfer especially with respect to application of SRI on other crops • Facilitate Policy dialogue in other Asian countries • Design and Support Research studies for improving practices and evaluate inputs • Quality monitoring and evaluation of ongoing programs • A strong HRD program among stakeholders
  10. 10. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October, 18-19, 2018 Thank You