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1823 - Nepal SRI Network

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Author: Rajendra Uprety
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

Published in: Environment
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1823 - Nepal SRI Network

  1. 1. https://www.face book.com/pg/Nep alSRINetwork/abo ut/?ref=page_inte rnal Nepal SRI Network Dr. Rajendra Uprety Biratnagar, Nepal 2,145 Total Likes 2,146 Total Follows
  2. 2. Our story SRI (System of Rice Intensification) is a methodology used to increase the production of rice. SRI was first introduced in 1998 at Khumaltar Research Farm. SRI has been shown to improve yields in rice production by 1.5 to 2.5 times across Nepal. This technology was first identified in Madagascar in 1983. SRI requires younger seedlings, singly spaced, and hand-weeded by tools like the rotary weeder-- unlike the traditional method where 4 to 5 seedlings (or more) are planted without any fixed spacing, and also requires a lot of water compared to SRI method. Scientists have been actively researching and promoting the use of SRI in Nepal for over a decade. The Nepal SRI Network was formed in 2015 to accelerate and facilitate further research, advocacy and promotion of this technology that can easily increase productivity without increasing costs to the farmer or causing negative impacts to the environment.
  3. 3. Use of media and Networks
  4. 4. We are promoting more and more mechanized SRI/modified SRI for larger area.
  5. 5. SRI modifications ??
  6. 6. We are a web-based network and open to collaborate, exchanging experiences, and promoting SRI and its modifications around the world
  7. 7. Thank you very much We can succeed on a thousand-mile journey if we work together

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