SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification
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INDIA: Climate-smart agriculture to ensure a food secure future

INDIA: Climate-smart agriculture to ensure a food secure future | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

...Thanks to the ClimaAdapt project, 90,000 Indian smallholders now have access to extensive knowledge on how they can adapt their agricultural practise to a changing climate.

..“SRI is one of the main technologies we’ve promoted because we discovered that by modifying the cultivation system from the traditional one, which is more of a flood based irrigation system, this technology can contribute to a 20-25 percent reduction in water usage,” says Professor V. Gheeta Lakshmi from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She adds that the alternate wetting and drying method has proven advantageous for the nutrient uptake of the crops, as well as other biochemical reactions in the soil. This results in higher yields. Dr Johannes Deelstra from the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research confirms this, and says their measurements show that the new rice growing alternatives introduced by ClimaAdapt result in an increase in yield and a reduction in water use. This leads to an improved water use efficiency – which basically means more crop per drop,” he says.

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Agroecological Strategies for Regenerative, Climate-Smart Agriculture with Examples from CA and SRI

A presentation at the World Bank by Norman Uphoff and Amir Kassam on Agroecological Strategies for Regenerative, Climate-Smart Agriculture with examples from CA and SRI

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How the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Can Contribute to Climate-Smart Agriculture

Core ideas:
--SRI increases crop productivity with lesser inputs;
--SRI yields more productive and robust rice phenotypes;
--SRI crops are tolerant to biotic/abiotic stresses; GHG reduced;
--SRI enables farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change;
--This paper reviews how and why SRI is climate-smart agriculture;

SRI-Rice's insight:

Amod K. Thakur and Norman T. Uphoff. 2017. How the System of Rice Intensification can contribute to Climate-Smart Agriculture. Agronomy Journal 109(4): 1-20. doi:10.2134/agronj2016.03.0162

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