System of Rice Intensification

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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a method of increasing the yield of rice produced in farming. It was developed in 1983 by the French Jesuit Father Henri de Laulanie in Madagascar. SRI practices lead to healthier, more productive soil and plants by supporting greater root growth and by nurturing the abundance and diversity of soil organisms. The agroecological principles that contribute to SRI effectiveness have good scientific bases. SRI concepts and methods have been successfully adapted to upland unirrigated rice, and they are now being extrapolated to other crops like millet, wheat and sugar cane.


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    DPRK Agricultural Program: SRI project in four local farms
    Reilly, Wuna (American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 2010-09-03T13:42:47Z)
    This presentation gives an overview of the new program cycle of agricultural development approaches in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). The three main focuses of the presentation are - Cultivation methods - rice and corn - Seed breeding and generation advancement - Soil fertility