July 2015 - Additions to the SRI-Rice Website
(Links to online material)
• SRI-RICE STATISTICS FOR JULY 2015:
SRI-Rice website: 4,084 unique visitors (4,805 last month) from 90 countries (97 last month) logged 5,188 sessions in which 10,222 pages (9,469 last month) were viewed.
Facebook pages: 1) SRI-Rice: 30 news this month ( All-time likes 1,665). 2) SRI Equipment Innovators Exchange: 201 members (3 new this month)
YouTube (primary): Total views: 1,297 new this month (52,763 for past 5 years) for our 63 uploads. 1,539 views during July of our 25 playlists (not including our India YouTube channel).
Twitter: 39 new this month (1,181 followers).
Slideshare: 7,833 views this month (487,565 total for past 5 years), 3 new added for a total of 435 slideshows/posters total uploaded, 179 followers.
Research Databases: There are 754 items in our new Zotero research database. (600+ of these appear in the Mendeley and 648 are in the Refworks SRI Research databases.)
• For additional global news see: our News page, Latest Additions, SRI Newsletter, LinkedIn, YouTube (India), and Picasa photo gallery, or, see news by country
• For news about our SRI-Rice program see: SRI-Rice Center news
• SRI-Rice web pages updated during July: [2015 new resources, about us, countries index, countries map, SRI-Rice news, Cameroon, Indian journals, India news, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam, events, marketing, journals, June 2015, practical information, research, seminars, videos]
News from past months
- Paddy to be cultivated in 7,040 hectors at Khowai
July 29, 2015, Tripura Infoway (Tripura, India)
- Musim tanam 2015, Korotinondo terapkan SRI [Luwu Timur farmers group adopts SRI with help from PT VALE Indonesia and Yayasan Aliksa Organik.]
July 28, 2015, Ujungpandang Ekspres (Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia)
- Petani Makarti Jaya pun menatap peluang [Farmers in Makarti Jaya, East Kalimantan, Indonesia increase yields from 3.6 t/ha to 7.2 t/ha with organic SRI.]
July 22, 2015, Kompas (Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia]
- Workshop on achieving self-sufficiency in food grains held at Pragna Bhawan
July 19, 2015, Tripura Infoway (Tripura, India)
- Bihar: Jesuit college students cultivate organic rice to combat food crisis
July 17, 2015, AsiaNews.it (Bihar, India)
- Company educating consumers about benefits of rice
July 9, 2015, Daily Democrat (California, USA)
- Bio slurry pellet method of rice cultivation to increase production
July 7, 2015, The Hindu (Kerala, India)
- Pemkab Gianyar dan Bank Indonesia ingin pecahkan rekor MURI tanam padi [SRI demplot sponsored by Gianyar govt. and Bank Indonesia set a record by having 777 people simultaneously plant SRI fields in Tampaksiring, Gianyar.]
July 7, 2015, Kabar24 (Bali, Indonesia)
[Similar article: Tanam padi di Tampaksiring pecahkan rekor dunia, July 7, 2015, Tribun Bali]
- Africa: IFAD wins 'Best Sustainable Development Practice' award at Expo Milano 2015.
July 6, 2015, allAfrica (re: Madagascar)
- Nepal's quiet green revolution [Mechanised farming and cooperatives are increasing productivity, empowering women..]
July 3-9, 2015, Nepali Times (Nepal)
- 2015. Training trainers: ECHO West Africa 2015 Networking Forum. ECHO blog (ECHOnet website). July 23. [Jean Apedoh, Togo, credits ECHO 2010 conference with introducing him to SRI ; he is now a SRI champion in West Africa.]
- Swaminathan, M. S. 2015. Marching toward sustainable agriculture. Business Today - In website, Features section. Aug. 15 edition [accessed July 28, 2015] [brief mention of SRI]
- Lin, Huizhen. 2015. 減水3成「根」強壯 關渡SRI種稻試驗 為氣候變遷找出路 (Less water and strong "roots": Guandu SRI rice experiment to find a way to climate change). News and Market website. July 22. (Taiwan) [Experts test SRI in Guandu Plain to save water; recent drought in Taiwan stopped irrigation in 44,000 hectares].
- 2015. Students join to cultivate organic rice. India Matters website. July 16.
- 2015. 12 foods that are bad for the planet. Mother Nature Network. July 14.
- Suriani, Luh de. 2015. Beginilah antisipasi ketergantungan pangan di subak kawasan budaya dunia. Mongabay.co.id. July 14. [Largescale SRI planting in subak in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.]
- 2015. IFAD receives award for promoting food security at Italy Rice Expo. Oryza website. July 7.
- 2015. Alimentazione sostenibile: premiata IFAD tra le migliori pratiche. Greenstyle website. July 7.
- 2015. Projects by FAO and IFAD among best practices on food security awarded at Expo 2015. UN Expo Milano 2015 website. July 5.
- Nguyen, Kim Ngan. 2015. System of Rice Intensification - A climate change adaptation technique. World Vision website. July 5. [SRI promotion by World Vision CATREND project in two districts of Thanh Hoa Province carried out with Provincial Agricultural Extension Center.]
- 2015. Less is more: Less seed, less water - more rice. IFAD website. July 3. [SRI entry bu IFAD one of 18 winning entries out of over 750 applications. The photo story installation produced by EXPO is currently being showcased in the Pavilion Zero in Milan, Italy.]
Latest Research / Journal Articles / Theses - links acquired during July 2015
[Note: • Red dot indicates the publication is freely available.]
(in order of acquisition. See also complete alphabetized list of journal articles.)
- • Narbaria, Sunil, M. L. Sharma, et al. 2015. System of Rice Intensification technology: An analysis of constraints perceived by the farmers in adoption of SRI technology. Plant Archives 15(1): 159-162. [accessed July 31, 2015]
- • Alem, Yonas, Håkan Eggert, and Remidius Ruhinduka. Improving yield through climate-friendly agriculture: The case of the System of Rice Intensification. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, Addis Ababa, July 23 - 25. [accessed July 31, 2015]
- Ghosh, Biswajit, and Namita Chakma. 2015. Impacts of rice intensification system on two C. D. blocks of Barddhaman district, West Bengal. Current Science 109(2): 342-346. [accessed July 31, 2015]
- Ches, Sophy, and Eiji Yamaji. 2015. Labor requirements of system of rice intensification (SRI) in Cambodia. Paddy and Water Environment (Springer Link online first, July 2015) doi:10.1007/s10333-015-0503-1 [accessed July 22, 2015]
- • Bokaria, Kanta. 2015. Importance of System of Rice Intensification method for mitigation of arsenic in rice. International Journal of Advanced Research 3(5): 1398-1409. [accessed July 22, 2015]
- 2015. Sri Lovely - Lembah Organik Kampung Lintang. Facebook Farming Community Group. [accessed July 2015]
- 2015. Nepal SRI Network. Twitter. [accessed July 2015]
- 2015. A brief report on the National SRI Network Nepal. SRI-Rice website. July. (10p, 100 KB pdf). [Minutes of the meeting to reorganize the National SRI Network of Nepal].
- Fieshi, Julius. 2015. Report on harvest evaluations for two farmers in Ndop, Cameroon, January 1, 2015. SRI-Rice website. January 1. [uploaded July 23, 2015]
- Video: 2015 (July 29). Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development: The Muona Story. 5:25 min. Frederick Banda channel, YouTube. [Video about adoption of SRI in the Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture Development (IRLADP) Project in Malawi.]
- Video: 2015 (July 29). System of Rice Intensification. 3:18 min. Frederick Banda channel, YouTube. [Video about adoption of SRI in the Irrigation, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture Development (IRLADP) Project in Malawi.]
- Video: 2012. Principles of System of Rice Intensification (SRI). 14:04 min. janmejay channel, Vimeo. [A good description how to implement SRI on small farms in India.]
- Video: 2015 (July 9). System of Rice Intensification by Abhishek Tiwari. 8:26 min. abhishek tiwari channel, YouTube. [Indian language explanation of SRI with farmer interviews.]
- Video: 2015 (July 7). SRI Technic in rice cultivation (Gujarati). 23:19 min. Directed by Rishikesh Pandet. RiturajI Ranjan channel. [Guajarati language video about the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Gujarat. Video funded by NABARD]
- M. V. Ashok. 2015. NABARD - System of Rice Intensification in India. Presented at SRI-Rice Seminar Series, Cornell University, July 30, 2015. 43 slides. [uploaded July 31, 2015]
- Dahal, Khem Raj. 2015. SRI History, Present Perspectives and Future Strategies in Nepal. Presented at the National SRI Nepal Network Meeting, Lalitpur, Nepal, June 19. 11 slides. [uploaded July 27, 2015]
- Khadka, Ram Bahadur. 2015. System of Rice Intensification Research Perspective in Nepal. Presented at the National SRI Nepal Network Meeting, Lalitpur, Nepal, June 19. 27 slides. [uploaded July 27, 2015]
- Nghia Nguyen. 2015. Development of integrated rice-azolla-duck-fish farming systems with SRI methods for rice production in the Mekong River region, Vietnam. Presented at SRI-Rice Seminar Series, Cornell University, July 1, 2015. 29 slides. [uploaded July 3, 2015]