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JHARKHAND, INIDA: Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers

JHARKHAND, INIDA: Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

..The first training that Saraswati and the women in her self help group received in 2014 was of seed treatment and SRI (the system of rice intensification), known locally as sribidi. The MKSP has had a few set-backs – most notably in the form of unpredictable rains. In the first year, the kharif of 2014, the farmers had sown paddy, as usual, on both lowland (donr) and upland (tanr). The rains failed, and the paddy on the upland died. Yet while other farmers’ paddy in the lowland turned yellow and died, Saraswati’s paddy crop retained a healthy green colour. For this reason, from 2015 onwards they have only practiced sribidi in lowland paddy where water is assured. Under MKSP the female farmers also received training on SMI (system of millet intensification).

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JHARKHAND, INDIA: Tata Steel providing access to sustainable livelihoods for SC/ST people

JHARKHAND, INDIA: Tata Steel providing access to sustainable livelihoods for SC/ST people | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Jamshedpur: To increase paddy yield, Tata Steel has motivated and trained farmers to adopt System of Rice Intensification (SRI). The initiative, over the last four years, has been adopted by nearly 8,000 farmers have benefitted of which more than 40 percent, i.e. 3,200 belonging to the SC/ST communities. Due to SRI method, paddy productivity in company’s operational villages increased from 0.5-0.6 tons/acre in FY05 to about 2.5 tons/acre in the fiscal year 2015-16.

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JHARKHAND, INDIA: NABARD - System of Rice Intensification in India

Seminar by MV Ashok presented at the SRI-Rice seminar series at Cornell University on July 30, 2015 

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INDIA: Coping with Climate Change : The Story of the Maltos of Jharkhand

Climate variability continues to pose a big challenge to the cultivation of paddy. The introduction of agro-ecological farming called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method has enabled farmers to cope with rainfall variability. Many farmers adopted the SRI, recognising the effectiveness of the SRI method in the changing climate scenario. A respondent mentioned the usefulness of the method saying, “With less seed, we get good yield.” Farmers indicate that the yield in SRI is higher, where farmers sow 0.5 kg and harvests 90 kg–100 kg, while in the traditional method the quantity of harvest sown is similar (sows 60 kg, harvests about 80 kg). According to the participants, the main benefits lie in the reduction in amount of initial seeds used, decline in the pest incidence and improved soil quality. The proper spacing of the rice saplings also helps in easing the weeding process. The introduction of SRI method in the face of climate variability has helped many paddy farmers to reap the benefits of the climate smart agricultural system.
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INDIA: Dhan Kar Bali

Film based on paddy cultivation through SRI (System of Rice Intensification ) method in Jharkhand, India.

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