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Environmental implications of three modern agricultural practices: Conservation Agriculture, the System of Rice Intensification and Precision Agriculture

Environmental implications of three modern agricultural practices: Conservation Agriculture, the System of Rice Intensification and Precision Agriculture | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it
Substantial and rapid changes in agricultural land management practices are being made in many countries on all five inhabited continents: Conservation Agriculture, comprising practices that avoid or minimise mechanical soil disturbance, maintain a protective soil mulch cover, and produce crops in rotations or associations; the System of Rice Intensification, in which rice is grown in mainly moist, aerobic soils; and Precision Agriculture, using practices that optimise the use of seed, fertilisers and other production inputs. These management systems provide considerable financial benefits to farmers as well as important environmental benefits, including reversal of land degradation, reduction of river pollution, increased carbon sequestration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The nature and scale of these benefits need to be measured and monitored in different agro-ecological and socio-political environments. The reasons for different rates of adoption of these improved practices between and within countries also deserve examination.
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Kassam, Amir, and Hugh Brammer. 2016. Environmental implications of three modern agricultural practices: Conservation Agriculture, the System of Rice Intensification and Precision Agriculture. International Journal of Environmental Studies 73(5): (in press, online July 19, 2016) doi: 10.1080/00207233.2016.1185329

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Making Rice Production More Environmentally-Friendly

Making Rice Production More Environmentally-Friendly | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

This article discusses how irrigated rice production can be made more eco-friendly for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment. This is achieved by introducing practices that improve the growth and functioning of rice plants’ root systems and enhance the abundance, diversity and activity of beneficial soil organisms that live around plant roots and within the plants themselves as symbiotic endophytes.

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Norman Uphoff and Frank B. Dazzo. 2016. Making rice production more environmentally-friendly. Environments 3(2), 12. doi: 10.3390/environments3020012

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Managing Water and Soils to Achieve Adaptation and Reduce Methane Emissions and Arsenic Contamination in Asian Rice Production

Managing Water and Soils to Achieve Adaptation and Reduce Methane Emissions and Arsenic Contamination in Asian Rice Production | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

This article in the journal Water reviews the current state of knowledge regarding the potential impacts of climate change on rice production and describes adaptation measures that involve soil and water management. ...Where feasible, replacing continuously flooded rice production with some form of aerobic rice production, will contribute to achieving adaptation objectives, while also reducing global warming potential and minimizing the risk of negative health impacts due to consumption of arsenic contaminated rice. [The article cites Indian Agricultural Research Institute data in which SRI plots produced a significantly higher grain yield, while reducing the global warming potential by about 38%.]

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Dennis Wichelns. 2016. Managing water and soils to achieve adaptation and reduce methane emissions and arsenic contamination in Asian rice production. Water 8(4): 141. doi:10.3390/w8040141

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