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ODISHA, INDIA: System of Millet Intensification, Finger Millet (Ragi) - YouTube

SMI is an acronym for System of Millet Intensification. This method has been developed on the lines of the SRI (System of Rice Intensification) for paddy with emphasis on root intensification. It leads to lower seed requirement, easier intercultural operations, more tillers and panicles.

Farmers have been experiencing higher yield under SMI method, upto 20-25 quintals per hectare. Some farmers have experienced yield of over 30 quintals per hectare as well. The Odisha Millets Mission is promoting SMI for Ragi.

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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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