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SRI-RICE SEMINARS at CORNELL UNIVERSITY
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2016 Seminars

New Directions for the System of Rice Intensification in Nepal: Mechanization and Biofertilizers

Speakers: Ram Bahadur Khadka
Date:
December 9, 2016 (12:00 - 1:00PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Innovations with Mechanized SRI in Pakistan: Converging the System of Rice Intensification with Conservation Agriculture (CA)

Speaker: Asif Sharif
Date:
November 30, 2016 (4:00 - 5:00PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University

Observations on the Introduction and Rapid Growth of the System of Rice Intensificaton (SRI) among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

Speaker: Jean Njiru
Date:
October 7, 2016 (2:30 - 3:30PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Carbon Offsetting to Sustainably Finance the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Nepal

Speakers: Juna Shrestha, co-founder of ClimateRe, and Benjamin Huber, biogeochemist
Date:
October 4, 2016 (12:20 - 1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Introducing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to Resource-Limited Farmers in Sierra Leone

Speaker: Gerald Aruna
Director of the Italian NGO, ENGIM Internazionale
Date:
September 12, 2016 (12:20 - 1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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How Farmers in Uttarakhand Reworked the System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Innovations from Sociotechnical Interactions in the Field

Speaker: Debashish Sen
Director, People's Science Institute
Date:
September 6, 2016 (12:20 - 1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Experiences with the System of Rice Intensification in Iran

Speaker: M. H. Emadi
Former Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Iran
Date:
June 15, 2016 (11:30PM -12:30PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Adaptation and Adoption of Climate Smart Rice Production Methods in Liberia

Speaker: Robert Bimba
Executive Director of the Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP) & SRI National Facilitator, Liberia
Date:
June14, 2016 (12:00PM -1:00PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Championing the Champions: Filming SRI in the Global South

Speaker: Sue Price and Declan McCormack, Flooded Cellar Productions
Filmmakers who have produced a number of SRI videos in Africa and Asia, most in conjunction with SRI-Rice and IFAD
Date:
May 2, 2016 (11:30PM -12:30PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University

Documentary Filmmakimg Workshop

Speaker: Sue Price and Declan McCormack
Filmmakers and founders of Flooded Cellar Productions
Date:
May 2, 2016 (3:30-5:00PM)
Venue: 401 Warren Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: the Department of Communications, SRI-Rice, International Programs - CALS, Cornell University

2015 Seminars

Farmer Participatory Research on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong Basin Region

Speaker: Abha Mishra
Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and team leader for the project on “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin.”
Date:
October 12, 2015 (1:30PM -2:30PM)
Venue: 160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Developing and Scaling up the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in West Africa: A Success Story

Speakers: Gaoussou Traoré, Director of Research and Scientific Coordinator for the National Agriculture Research Institute (IER, Institut d’Economie Rurle) in Bamako, Mali; and Erika Styger, Assoiciate Director of SRI-Rice, IP/CALS, Cornell University
Date:
September 15, 2015 (12:20 - 1:10PM)
Venue:102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and its Adaptation to Sugarcane in Cuba [CUBA / USA]

Speaker: Rene Pérez
Date:
September 12, 2015 (4:00 - 5:00PM)
Venue: B75 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Experience of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Jharkhand State, India

Speaker: M. V. Ashok
Chief General Manager heading the Department of Economic Analysis & Research at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Head Office, Mumbai
Date:
July 30, 2015 (5:00 - 6:00PM)
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Development of Integrated Azolla-Rice-Duck-Fish Farming Systems with SRI Methods for Rice Production in the Mekong River Region

Speaker: Nguyen Nghia, Cantho University, Vietnam
Date:
July 1, 2015 (1:00 - 2:00PM)
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Finger Millet for Nutrition, Health and Ecological Security: Increasing Productivity through “SFMI”

Speaker: K. N. Bhatt, Associate Professor, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute at University of Allahabad, U.P., India
Date:
June 5, 2015 (12:00 - 1:00PM)
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Growing No-Till Rice with SRT: Increasing Productivity with the Saguna Rice Technique

Speaker: Sekhar Bhadsavle
Date:
May 5, 2015 (4:00 - 5:00PM)
Venue: 135 Emerson, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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The System of Rice Intensification in Taiwan: Adapting SRI to Existing Farming Systems and Making Links with the Private Sector

Speaker: Chun-E Kan, Professor, Taiwan National University
Date:
April 16, 2015 (4:00 - 5:00PM)
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell University
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Arsenic in Rice - From Field to Fork

Speaker: John Duxbury, Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, SIPS, Cornell University
Date: April 10, 2015 (12:00 - 1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs - CALS; Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, SIPS, Cornell University
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2014 Seminars

The Challenges of Rainfed Agricultural Development in India: Where System of Crop Intensification (SCI) Options Might Fit In

Speaker: Ashwini Chhatre, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Date:
September 18, 2014 (4:00 - 5:00PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell

Scaling up the System of Rice Intensification and the System of Wheat Intensification in Bihar, India

Speaker: Anil Kumar Verma, Executive Director, PRAN, Bihar, India
Date:
September 15, 2014 (12:20 - 1:00AM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell
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SRI: Experience and Opportunities in Jharkhand State

Speaker: Yezdi Karai, Pro-Chancellor of Usha Martin University in Jharkhand state, board member of the NGO KGVK (Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra) and founder and director of the company KGVK Agro
Date:
May 22, 2014 (10:00-11:00AM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell
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• *Agricultural Transformations: Some Insights on Agency and Innovation from SRI in India

Speaker: Shambu Prasad C., Professor of Rural Management and Development at Xavier Institute in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and Fulbright fellow with SRI-Rice at Cornell
Date:
April 23, 2014 (4:30-5:30PM)
Venue: G08 Uris Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: South Asia Program at Cornell University

Agricultural Water Savings Possible through SRI for Water Management in Sichuan, China

Speaker: Zheng Jiaguo, National Rice Expert for the Ministry of Agriculture, People’s Republic of China, and Professor in the Tillage and Cultivation Research Center, Crop Research Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.C
Date:
April 15, 2014 (2:30-3:30PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice and International Programs - CALS, Cornell
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• * Uprooting Rice Science? Scientific Controversies and SRI

Speaker: Shambu Prasad C., Professor of Rural Management and Development at Xavier Institute in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and Fulbright fellow with SRI-Rice at Cornell
Date:
March 3, 2014 (12:15-1:15PM)
Venue: 374 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: Department of Science and Technology Studies

Rice in Water-Constrained Areas: Has the Potential of SRI Been Realized?

Speaker: Adusumilli Ravindra, Director of Watershed Support Services and Activity Network (WASSAN)
Date:
February 17, 2014 (12:20-1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS

Building a Research Network: An Analysis of Journal Articles on SRI in India

Speaker: Shambu Prasad, Professor of Rural Management and Development at Xavier Institute in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and Fulbright fellow with SRI-Rice at Cornell
Date:
January 28, 2014
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS

My Experience with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Haiti

Speaker: Zhoucen Feng, SRI-Rice intern working in with the iF Foundation in Haiti
Date:
January 13, 2014
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS

SRI Website and Social Media Strategies

Speaker: Jeevan Gyawali, Web Analyst and Cornell student
Date:
January 8, 2014
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS

2013 Seminars

The Convergence of Conservation Agriculture and the System of Rice Intensification: Potential for Expansion in Sustainable Food Production

Speaker: Amir Kassam, Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, UK, and FAO advisor on sustainable production intensification
Date:
December 19, 2013
Venue: 135 Emerson Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS

Benefits to Rural Women Farmers Practicing SRI in West Bengal, India

Speaker: Dolon Ganguly, Executive Director of the Jeevika Development Society in India
Date: November 25, 2013
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS
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Climate Change and Materialities: The Case of Rice in India

Speaker: Barbara Harriss-White, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at Oxford University, UK
Date: November 18, 2013
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS
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*The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Systems Perspective: Nested and Convergent Systems

Speaker: Norman Uphoff, SRI-Rice Senior Advisor and Acting Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Date: October 25, 2013 (12:00-1:00PM)
Venue: 253 Rhodes Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: Ezra's Round Table/Systems Seminar at Cornell University

Can Farmers' Innovations Sustain SRI? Experiences from Andhra Pradesh, India

Speaker: Dr. R. Vasantha, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India
Date: May 21, 2013 (2:00-3:00PM)
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program: Partnerships and Strategies for Disseminating Rice Innovations Across the Region

Speaker: Dr. Gaoussou Traoré, head of the National Center of Specialization (NCOS) on rice in Mali,
Date: March 11, 2013
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD

"More with Less" - The Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) in India and Beyond: Experience & Future Directions

Speaker: Biksham Gujja, founder and director of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt. Ltd., Andhra Pradesh, India,
Date: February 8, 2013
Venue: 1105 Bradfield Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD
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2012 Seminars

Le SRI au Bénin

Speaker: Pascal Gbenou, Président du Cadre des Riziculteurs de L’Afrique de l’Ouest
Date: October 23, 2012 (4:00- 5:30PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD
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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and its Adaptation to Sugarcane in Cuba

Speaker: Rena Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator for SICA in Latin America
Date: September 7, 2012 (10:10:- 11:15AM)
Venue: 135 Emerson, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD
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Women and SRI in Southern India

Speaker: Joan Mencher, Professor Emeritus of Cultural Anthropology at City University of New York
Date: June 5, 2012
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD

PRADAN’s Experiences with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India (includes showing of film "Ek Ropa Dhan")

Speaker: Pratyaya Jagannath and Pratyush Singh, MPS-IARD students at Cornell University
Date: February 15, 2012
Venue: 135 Emerson Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD

2011 Seminars

The Science behind SRI Practices: Quantifying the effects on Morphology, Physiology and Crop Performance

Speaker: Amod Thakur Borlaug Fellow, Cornell University Senior Scientist, Directorate of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, India
Date: December 6, 2011
Venue: 135 Emerson Hall, Cornell University (12:20-1:10PM)
Sponsor: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, SRI-Rice and International Programs / CALS
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Roundtable Presentation: The System of Rice Intensification: The Better U Foundation’s SRI Initiative in Madagascar

Speaker: Winifred Fitzgerald, Better U Foundation advisor to the Antananarivo SRI Secretariat in Madagascar
Date: October 11, 2011
Venue: 100 Mann Library, Cornell University (4:30 6:00PM)
Sponsor: SRI-Rice and CIIFAD

Mercury Cycling in Rice Paddies: Biogeochemistry and Human Health

Speaker: Sarah Rothenberg, D.Env. Post Doctoral Researcher Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang, China
Date: April 27, 2011
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University (12:20-1:10PM)
Sponsor: SRI-Rice, CIIFAD, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Grad Group (FANG-Grads)

Growing Success: Exporting SRI Organic Rice from Indonesia

Speaker: Emily Sutanto, Founder of BloomAgro
Date: April 12, 2011
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University (12:20-1:10PM)
Sponsor: SRI-Rice and CIIFAD


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