SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification
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BHUTAN: SRI Project Visit in Marangdut

BHUTAN: SRI Project Visit in Marangdut | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

While it's still a bit too early to know the exact results of the new System of Rice Intensification (SRI), we did get some interesting news on our most recent trip to Marangdut to visit the SRI program's farmers...

 

During our visit, we spoke to several villagers in the area who reported an armyworm infestation on their paddies. An infestation like this will likely cause a noticeably lower rice yield at harvest affecting both economic and food sustainability in the region. However, the fields participating in the SRI program, which were applied with a bio-pesticide made from natural elements like cow dung, were unaffected by the armyworm and are nearly ready for harvest.

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BHUTAN: Field Notes From Our Program Director in Thimphu, Mr. Tashi Tshering Dukpa

BHUTAN: Field Notes From Our Program Director in Thimphu, Mr. Tashi Tshering Dukpa | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

-Bhutan Foundation: ...It gives me immense pleasure to let you know that our small grants program continues to bring commendable change in rural communities across Bhutan. Our small grant for a system of rice intensification (SRI) project led by the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative has seen tremendous results, with improved rice yield by 122 percent using the SRI method versus the traditional method.

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BHUTAN: D.C. Wakhley of Pemathang gewog speaks on SRI - YouTube

D.C.Wakhley was one of the first farmers of Pemathang gewog to start the SRI on his farm. The SRI pilot impact area in Pemathang gewog was implemented by the...
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BHUTAN: System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method with Rekhay community

BHUTAN: System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method with Rekhay community | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

"Despite apprehensions and challenges, we are happy to share our journey of organic paddy cultivation using System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method with Rekhay community has been very encouraging with more farmers coming forward in last few years. The project, which initially started with one farmer in 2016, now has more than 23. Rekhay currently has 42 rice growers."

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BHUTAN: Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative up scaling SRI

The Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative (SJI) in Dewathang is upscaling the System of Rice Intensification in Bhutan.  SRI was tested in Pemathang and Langchenphu gewogs in 2014. Yield was higher in Pemathang (28%) and Langchenphu. Farmers are now taking note of these new trials by conducting their own home farm trials, which started in 2015.
In 2016, Rekhey village has been now chosen as another pilot area.

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