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Conferences, Workshops and Other SRI-related Fora and Meetings

Upcoming and Recent 2014 Events

• Agricultural transformations: Some insights on agency and innovation from SRI in India [USA /GLOBAL]

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 PM)
Venue: G08 Uris Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: South Asia Program at Cornell University
More Information: contact Shambu Prasad

• Agricultural Water Savings Possible through SRI for Water Management in Sichuan, China [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
More Information: contact Lucy Fisher

J-SRI Meeting [JAPAN]

Domestic meeting of the Japanese SRI Group, J-SRI. Anyone interested in SRI can participate in the meeting free of charge.
Date: April 14, 2014; 18:00-20:00
Venue: Meeting Room (Room 717), 7th floor of Faculty of Agriculture Bldg.7 A
University of Tokyo (Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo), Japan
More Information: See J-SRI website

• Opportunities to get more food production and climate-resilience by producing better phenotypes from available genotypes; Mobilizing services of the plant-soil microbiome [GLOBAL]

Presentation at the Seventh International Biennial Conference, BioVisionAlexandria 2014. The theme of BioVisionAlexandria 2014, will be which will be held April 7-9, 2014, in Alexandria, Egypt, is "New Life Sciences: The Next Decade."
Speaker: Norman Uphoff
Date:
April 7, 2014
Venue: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
More Information: contact Biovision Alexandria website

• Uprooting Rice Science? Scientific Controversies and SRI [USA /GLOBAL]

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
More Information: contact Shambu Prasad

•Webinar sobre El Sistema Intensivo de Cultivo Arrocero (SICA): Experiencias en Costa Rica y República Dominicana [COSTA RICA/ DOMINCAN REPUBLIC]

Impartado por: Dr. Luis Pocasangre, Universidad EARTH y Dr. Manuel Sanchez, oficina IICA en República Dominicana
Fecha:
24 Febrero, 2014 (9:00 am hora Centroamérica, 10:00 a.m Panamá y 11:00md República Dominicana)
Lugar:
Para acceder al evento: Utilizar este enlace: (https://iica.webex.com/iica-sp/j.php?MTID=mad45345eaa2dd151149a9bcc5f0731ad)

Rice in Water-Constrained Areas: Has the Potential of SRI Been Realized? [INDIA / USA]

Speaker: Adusumilli Ravindra, Director of WASSAN
Date:
February 17, 2014 (12:20-1:10PM)
Venue: 102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice, International Programs/CALS
More Information: contact SRI-Rice

Workshop on "Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification in the Lower Mekong River Basin (SRI-LMB)" [THAILAND ]

The SRI-LMB Project is organizing a National Inception and Planning Workshop to ensure wider national consultation prior to implementation of activities in two selected provinces of Thailand, Uttradit and Surin
Date:
January 29-30, 2014
Venue: Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (ACISAI), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand
More Information: contact ACISAI

Building a Research Network: An Analysis of Journal Articles on SRI in India [INDIA / USA]

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
More Information: contact SRI-Rice

• My Experience with SRI in Haiti [HAITI / USA]

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
More Information: contact SRI-Rice



Recent International Conferences and Meetings with SRI Content

• Seminar on The Convergence of Conservation Agriculture and the System of Rice Intensification: Potential for Expansion in Sustainable Food Production [INTERNATIONAL / USA]

Speaker: Amir Kassam, Visiting Professor, University of Reading, UK
Date:
December 19, 2013
Venue: 135 Emerson Hall, Cornell University
Sponsors: SRI-Rice Center and International Programs / CALS, Cornell
More Information: contact Lucy Fisher, See seminar flyer

Cultivating Futures Ethnographies of Alternative Agricultures in (South) Asian Landscapes of Crisis [GERMANY / INTERNATIONAL]

Three papers on SRI were featured at this workshop on ethnographic studies of contemporary experiments, innovations and initiatives in South Asian agriculture.
Date: December 12-14, 2013
Venue: Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212, Voßstraße 2, Building 4400, Heidelberg University, Germany
Organizer: Heidelberg University
Speakers on SRI topics: Shambu Prasad (Xavier Institute of Management / Cornell University), Dominic Glover (Wageningen University) and Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford University)
More Information: See conference flyer and program

• SRI in India [THE NETHERLANDS/ INTERNATIONAL]

The workshop is a 2-part seminar designed to share and discuss the preliminary findings of NWO-WOTRO project on 'The System of Rice Intensification as a socio-technical movement in India' (2010-2014).
Date: December 11, 2013; 10:00AM-4:30PM
Venue: Wageningen University, The Netherlands
More Information: contact Dominic Glover

A Contested Revolution: The System of Rice Intensification [THE NETHERLANDS]

Date: April 4, 2013; 19:30 PM
Venue: C221, Forum (Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Wageningen, Netherlands)
Organizations: OtherWise, ILEIA, Boerengroep, AME Foundation
Speakers: K.S.V. Prasad (Executive director AME Foundation and editor LEISA India magazine), Harro Maat (Researcher Wageningen University) and Steve Sherwood (co-founder Groundswell International)
More Information: See Grassroots Science website

• South-South Knowledge Sharing: Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices - Producing More Crops with Less Farm Input: System of Rice Intensification [Video-Conference: MALAWI, KENYA, INDIA, USA... or at your computer]

Date: November 15, 2012
Venues (for video-conference):
     Malawi: Lilongwe (WB Office, Lilongwe-2), 2:00pm - 5:00pm
     Kenya: Nairobi (WB Office, Nairobi-1), 3:00pm - 6:00pm
     India: Chennai (IAMWARM), 5:30pm - 8:30pm
     USA: Cornell University and Washington DC (WB HQ MC C2-123), 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Sponsors/Organizers: World Bank • World Bank Institute • Tokyo Development Learning Center
To view the session: http://streaming.jointokyo.org/viewerportal/vmc/home.do
To raise questions to raise: http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/csa/
More information: Mei Xie, mxie@worldbank.org; Yu Huan, yhuan@worldbank.org, +1-202-458-8452, World Bank Institute, or see the flyer

International Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-visiting IPM [MALAYSIA / INTERNATIONAL]

This workshop had SRI content. Objectives include exploring means of optimizing the cost of rice production towards sustainable food security and re-emphasizing the critical role of IPM in sustainable rice production.
Date: September 12-13, 2012; 18:00-20:00
Venue: Dewan Tun Abdullah Salleh, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor
Organizers: SRI-Mas (The Malaysian Network on System of Rice Intensification), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade (SEACON), Padiberas Nasional Berhad (BERNAS)
More Information: SRI-Mas IPM Workshop Secretariat - +6 03 8921 5391 Fax: +6 03 8921 5490 - Presentations and additional information available on the SRI-Mas website.

Regional Workshop on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso [WEST AFRICA]

The objectives for this workshop are: i) to bring together for the first time important rice program implementers and decision-makers from all ECOWAS countries, ii) to discuss SRI experience and progress in West Africa, and iii) to develop a roadmap for creating a regional SRI network. The goal is to integrate SRI fully within the research and extension programs of all ECOWAS countries by 2015. (see workshop feature)
Date: July 26-27, 2012
Venue: Palm Beach Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Organizers: NCOS-Rice (WAAPP Mali) supported by the CNOS of Burkina Faso, CORAF/WECARD and SRI-Rice Centre at Cornell University
More Information: Dr. Gaoussou Traoré: Email: gtraore9@yahoo.fr

Curso-Taller: Uso Eficiente del Agua y la Maquinaria en el Cultivo de Arroz a Pequeña y Mediana Escala [CUBA / LATIN AMERICA]
see description/agenda and workshop report (English and Spanish)

Sponsors: Ministerio del Agricultura, Programa de Apoyo Local a la Modernización Agropecuaria en Cuba (PALMA), European Union, Fondo para el Logro de los ODM (MDGIF)
Venue:
La Habana, Cuba
Date: 12-16 Diciembre 2011

First Workshop on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Latin America and the Caribbean [LATIN AMERICA]

The objectives of the workshop were to:
i) Bring to together for the first time SRI practitioners and researchers from Latin American Countries and the Caribbean,
ii) Assess the achievements and opportunities of the System of Rice Intensification in Latin America and the Caribbean;
iii) Brainstorm potentials and constraints for improving rice production practices in the region; and,
iv) Develop a plan for the next steps in advancing SRI in Latin America. Twenty-seven participants from Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the USA met to assess achievements of SRI in the region to date.

(see report, presentations and agenda)

Organized by: SRI-Rice (Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development) and EARTH University with funding from Jim Carrey's Better U Foundation
Date: October 30 - November 1, 2011
Venue: EARTH University campus, Costa Rica

3rd International Rice Congress

The 3rd International Rice Congress is a quadrennial event which coincided with an observance of IRRI’s 50th anniversary. A number of oral presentations and posters about SRI were presented during the Congress, and Norman Uphoff discussed SRI while participating in the opening plenary panel. Oxfam America in Vietnam sponsored a pre-conference SRI Day at the Hanoi Hotel on November 8 as well as field trip on November 13. The SRI-Day presentations are also available on the SRI-Rice website.

Date:
November 9-12, 2010 (see presentations and agenda)
Venue: National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

>>> PRE-CONGRESS ‘SRI DAY’ at the 3rd International Rice Congress

Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 (see presentations and agenda)
Venue: Hanoi Hotel, D8 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi

Farmers Leading the Way from Crisis to Resilience: Farming Practices to Improve Family, Community and Environmental Well-Being

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sponsored by: Oxfam America, Africare and WWF
Time: Lunch Briefing: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Venue: Ronald Reagan Building, Rotunda, North Tower; 8th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004


National/State Events with SRI Presentations or Sessions

Bengkel Perundingan Perundingan Petani Keempat: Prinsip, Pengurusan dan Pemasaran SRI di Kg. Lintang, Sik, Kedah [MALAYSIA]

Fourth farmer workshop on principles, production and promotion of SRI in Kedah. This workshop will also test the new frame seedling rowcaster developed by Anizan Isahak.
Date:
December 26-28, 2013
Venue: SRI Lovely, Kg Lintang, Sik, Kedah, Malaysia
Sponsors: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the SRI-Mas Network
More Information: contact Anizan Isahak. See also agenda

First National SRI Trainers of Trainers Workshop [LIBERIA / REGIONAL]

The workshop is intended to implement the regional SRI commissioned project in Liberia for innovative practices.Training materials were provided by SRI-Rice for this event. Participants from Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.
Date:
December 16-19, 2013
Venue: Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia
Organized by: Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP)
Sponsors: West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) - Liberia, Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Japanese Government
Host: Ministry of Agriculture
More Information: contact Robert Bimba, See agenda

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

SRI-Rice Group Meeting featuring speaker from Jharkhand
Date: Friday, November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm
Venue: Mann 100, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Speaker: Dolon Ganguly, Executive Director of the Jeevika Development Society
More Information: Jeevika Development Society, an organization promoting livelihoods and women’s interests in rural West Bengal, India. The event was sponsored by SRI-Rice and International Programs / CALS.

Climate Change and Materialities: The Case of Rice in India

Date: Friday, November 18, 2013 at 3:30pm
Venue: Mann 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Speakers: Barbara Harriss-White, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at Oxford University in the UK,
More Information: (see presentation and flyer). The event, which included positive SRI evaluations, was sponsored by SRI-Rice and International Programs / CALS.

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Systems Perspective: Nested and Convergent Systems [USA]

Ezra's Round Table/Systems Seminar: Norman Uphoff (Cornell)
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00pm
Venue: Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 253, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Speakers: Norman Uphoff
More Information: See Cornell University events website

SRI Seminars in Nanjing [CHINA]

SRI Seminar by Erika Styger, Program Director of SRI-Rice, Cornell University
Organizer
: Nanjing Agricultural University
Date: September 23, 2013
Venue: Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
More information: See announcement
Note: She will give a lecture on September 24 at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics for students and faculty.

Rural development and SRI in Lao PDR [LAOS]

Organizer: Japanese Engineering Association of Survey Design for Rural Development (SDRED) and National University of Laos (FOA)
Date: September 9, 2013
Venue: Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Center National University of Laos, Dongdok Campus, Vientiane
Sponsors: National University of Laos (FOA), Japanese Association of the System of Rice Intensification (J-SRI) and Department of Irrigation (DOI), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
More information: See flyer

• Stakeholders' Consultative Workshop SRI as a Socio-technical Movement in India [India]

This workshop discusses researchers' findings from a Wageningen University (Netherlands) study SRI as a socio-technical movement in India
Date: August 2, 2013
Venue: Training Hall 2, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Organizers: Wageningen University, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
More Information: Contact Shambu Prasad

2nd National Conference on System of Rice Intensification (2nd SRI 2013) [MALAYSIA]

This conference will facilitate sharing of SRI knowledge and experiences, particularly from the SRI researchers and practitioners in Malaysia, and discussion of issues involved in positioning of SRI as an option to enhance rice security and food safety in the country.
Date: June 11-13, 2013
Venue: Orient Star Resort, Lumut, Perak, Malaysia
Primary Organizer: Universiti Putra Jaya (UPM). Co-organizers: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade (SEACON), Padiberas Nasional Berhad (BERNAS), FELCRA
More Information: See brochure or contact: 2nd SRI 2013 Secretariat, Jabatan Sains Tanaman, Fakulti Pertanian, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Email: s_ahmad@putra.upm.edu.my

J-SRI Meetings [JAPAN]

Domestic meeting of the Japanese SRI Group, J-SRI. Anyone interested in SRI can participate in the meeting free of charge.
Date: October 10, April 20, Feb. 13, 2013, Dec. 15, Oct. 11, Sept. 27, July 27, April 20, 2012; 18:00-20:00
Venue: Meeting Room (Room 717), 7th floor of Faculty of Agriculture Bldg.7 A
University of Tokyo (Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo), Japan
More Information: See J-SRI website

3rd State Level Symposium on "System of Rice Intensification"
Roundtable Discussion: Upscaling SRI in the XII Plan

Organized by: National Consortium on SRI (NCS)
Date: January 13, 2012
Venue: Council for Social Development, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India
More Info: See page on the SRI-India site

• International symposium on "100 years of Rice Science and Looking Beyond"

(While this symposium in not specifically about SRI, there are many good SRI presentations included: See program)

Organized by: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Date: January 9-12, 2012
Venue: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

• Upscaling System of Crop Intensification (SCI) for Achieving Food Security in the farms of Uttarakhand and Bundelkhand (A state-level workshop in India)
1st National Conference on System of Rice Intensification (Malaysia)
• National Level Training Program on "On Farm Training on System of Rice Intensification (SRI)"
National Colloquium on the "System of Crop Intensification"

Date: March 2, 2011
Venue:
Patna, Bihar
Organised by: Jeevika Project in Patna, Bihar, India
More Information: See Colloquium report.

National Workshop on SRI in India
   Stock-taking and Future Directions in the Context of Food Security and Climate Change

Date: December 20-21, 2010
Venue:
ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Objectives: To identify main lessons from the decade of experiences with SRI in India.

ECHO Agricultural Conference for Northeast India

The conference, organized for those engaged in agriculture development in Northeast India, focused on sharing among participants, particularly with regard to improvement of hill cultivation, eco-forestry, SRI and preserving the environment. The conference will include plenary sessions on important issues provided by excellent resource persons.

Date: October 6-8, 2010
Hosted by: NEICORD (North East India Committee on Relief and Development) in collaboration with the ECHO Asia Regional Office.
Venue: Barapani, Shillong - Meghalaya
For more information contact: - jtuisum2003@yahoo.com, charity@neicord.org

First ECHO West Africa Networking Forum

Date: September 21-23, 2010
Sponsor:
ECHO, an international NGO
Venue: Ougadougou, Burkina Faso

SRI Presentation: Styger, Erika. 2010. System of Rice Intensification (SRI) - Producing more rice with less inputs - 3 years of experience from Mali. 37 slides.

Note: for additional local and regional workshops, see country pages

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