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World Rice Conference (2004)

As part of the International Year of Rice Observance, a World Rice Research Conference was convened in Tokyo and then Tsukuba, Japan, November 4, 2004. It was sponsored by FAO and IRRI and organized by the Japanese Minstry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

In addition to the regular presentations, conference organizers included a special workshop on SRI. Presentations, though not in the WRRC proceedings, are included from CIIFAD, FAO, Bangladesh, China, India (Andrhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu), Indonesia, and the Philippines.

  • Abstracts submitted to the WRRC (265 KB pdf; 18 p.)

  • Overview by Norman Uphoff

    Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, (CIIFAD)
    1) Paper (518 KB pdf; 20 p.)
    2) PowerPoint presentation (3.691 MB)
    The System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Capitalizing on Existing Yield Potentials by Changing Management Practices to Increase Rice Productivity with Fewer Inputs and More Profitability

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    PowerPoint presentation prepared by Nguu Van Nguyen
    Executive Secretary, International Rice Commission
    Increasing the Productivity and Efficiency in Rice Production with the Ricecheck System (398 KB)

  • Bangladesh

    Presentations by A.M. Muazzam Husain
    BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    1) Paper: Evaluation of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Trials in Bangladesh: Results from PETRRA Sub-projects (417 KB pdf; 15 p.)
    2) PowerPoint presentation: Evaulation of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Bangladesh (134 KB)

  • China

    PowerPoint presentation by Zhu Defeng,
    China National Rice Research Institute
    Development of SRI for Rice Production in China (45 MB!!)

  • India/Andhra Pradesh

    PowerPoint presentation by A. Satyanarayana,
    Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
    The System of Rice Intensification: Less Can Be More (6.015 MB)

  • India/Tamil Nadu

    PowerPoint presentation by T.M. Thiyagarajan,
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, College of Agriculture, Killikulam,
    On-farm Evaluation of SRI in Tamiraparani Command Area, Tamil Nadu, India (25.195 MB!)

  • Indonesia

    Presentation by Irsal Las, A. Gani and N. Widiarta,
    Indonesian Institute for Rice Research
    Opportunities for Rice Self-sufficency in Indonesia with Integrated Crop and Resources Management (not on-line)

  • Philippines

    Presentations prepared by Felipe Rafols al
    1) Paper: (391 kb pdf; 11 p.)
    2) PowerPoint (7.246 MB)
    Diversifying Rice-Based Farming Systems in the Southern Philippines Irrigation Sector Project with the System of Rice Intensification

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