SRI: Achieving More With Less

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SRI: Achieving More With Less
A Learning Tool for Knowledge Dissemination
by Mei Xie, Ph.D
World Bank Institute

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    1. 1. A Learning Tool for Knowledge Dissemination Mei Xie, Ph.D World Bank Institute SRI: Achieving More With Less
    2. 2. World Bank Institute (WBI) <ul><li>Learning and knowledge exchange arm of the World Bank ( …. partnership with local training institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>WBI’s Water/Rural Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus - sharing knowledge on innovations, emerging issues, good practices on water management </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. SRI Dissemination Toolkit: <ul><li>Why – Water issue, food crisis, climate change .... </li></ul><ul><li>How – Illustrative Toolkit, easy to use, disseminate… </li></ul>
    4. 4. Develop a Toolkit for SRI About Toolkit
    5. 5. Develop a Toolkit for SRI SRI Overview
    6. 7. Develop a Toolkit for SRI Apply SRI
    7. 9. 25 cm 25 cm 30 - 40 cm Land Preparation Mark the field with grids Rake Field Rake
    8. 10. Seed sowing Spread fertilizer Spray pesticide Water the nursery daily Bamboo trays Banana leaves Seedling Preparation
    9. 11. SRI Non SRI Put them on a plate or tray Innovative Transplanting 3 Six Key Elements of SRI 1 2 5 4 3 6 Land Preparation Seedling Preparation Innovative Transplanting Intermittent Irrigation Rotary Weeding Organic Fertilization 3 Innovative Transplanting 8-10 day old seedlings Common method; 1 month old seedlings Disassemble the seedbed
    10. 12. Grid Plant one seedling at each intersection Seedling number reduced by 80-90% Common method Plant the seedlings at shallow depth Slip roots in sideways Don’t push seedlings in from above Allow no more than 30 minutes between uprooting of seedlings and transplanting Single plants with wider spacing More tillers Innovative Transplanting
    11. 13. 3 days wet 7 days dry Common methods SRI Non SRI Intermittent irrigation 3 days wet 7 days dry Intermittent Irrigation 4 Six Key Elements of SRI 1 2 5 4 3 6 Land Preparation Seedling Preparation Innovative Transplanting Intermittent Irrigation Rotary Weeding Organic Fertilization 4 Intermittent Irrigation
    12. 14. Adjust irrigation timing and amounts Roots grow deeper and remain healthier SRI rice more resistant to drought Intermittent Irrigation
    13. 15. Viewpoint farmers, researchers, practitioners, … . views from across spectrum Video, audio interviews with
    14. 16. Toolkit: A Leaflet to Farmers
    15. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Dissemination - Not mean to promote a particular practice, but to make information available to those who may benefit </li></ul><ul><li>How to reach more farmers? GDLN,f2f, demonstration in projects, inviting practioners, …. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation studies – requires joint effort </li></ul>
    16. 18. Producing more from less is not a myth SRI - a new window of opportunity Going Forward
    17. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>Special Thanks To: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Uphoff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shuichi Sato </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carlos Salazar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kotaro Kikuchi </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Achim Dobermann </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Willem G. Janssen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>V. Sangatavarnan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uma </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Santhalingam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Murgan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amir Kassem </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Richard H. E. Chisholm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bonifacio Labiano </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Henry Ngimbu (Zambia) Rena Perez (Cuba) Koma Yang Saing (Cambodia) Carlos Salazar (Philippines) Shuichi Sato (Japan/Indonesia) Erika Styger (Mali) Aga Khan Foundation (Afghanistan) Norman Uphoff (USA) Rajendra Uprety (Nepal) Tim Krupnik (Burkina Faso) World Bank Photo Library Bahman Amiri (Iran) Association Tefy Saina (Madagascar) Gamini Batuwitage (Sri Lanka) Mustapha Ceesay (Gambia) Elske van de Fliert (FAO, UN) Andre Goncalves (Brazil) Green Foundation (India) T. M. Thiyagarajan (India) P.V. Satyanarayana (India) Kotaro Kikuchi (Japan/Philippines) Mei Xie (WBI, World Bank) <ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs by </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Irrigation Administration, the Philippines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carlos Salazar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bonifacio Labiano </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mario Sagum </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers, Paniqui and Andana Philippines Felipe B. Gabriel Efren Gabriel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fernando O. Menob </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nemegu B. Niog Jr. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SRI-Pilipinas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roberto Verzola </li></ul></ul></ul>Produced by the World Bank Institute (WBI) Script, production supervision, photo selection: Mei Xie Alyson Kleine Research , field interview, photo: Kotaro Kikuchi Multimedia design and narration adaptation: WBI Multimedia Unit Paradigm Consulting 2008, The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved

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