Saturday, February 21, 2009

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Instructional and Presentation Materials

Manuals and practical brochures

1) How to Help Rice Plants to Grow Better and Produce More: Teach Yourself and Others, the original SRI manual, has been developed jointly by CIIFAD and Tefy Saina to explain SRI to persons working with farmers to communicate the main ideas underlying SRI. (pdf, 175 KB)

2) Philippines: An 8-page manual, More Rice with Less Water through SRI, has been translated into English by Dr. Pam Fernandez at the Univeristy of the Philippines at Los Banos. (pdf, 143 KB)

3) Philippines: SRI - Achieving More with Less: A New Way of Rice Cultivation, a multimedia toolkit

4) India: The Kadiramangalam System of Rice Intensification methodology, developed by S. Gopal and used in the Cauvery Delta region of Tamil Nadu, is described in a single page.

5) India: This 14-page manual entitled "SRI: A Revolutionary Method of Rice Cultivation" was put together by the Director of Extension and senior scientists at the Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad, India. (pdf, 817 KB)

6) India: A 20-page English translation of the manual "System of Rice Intensification: An Emerging Alternative" was produced in Andhra Pradesh by the Indian NGOs Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) and the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) with support from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

7) India: SRI Method of Paddy Cultivaton, a 20 page manual published by WASSAN (with input from K. Rao, WWF, ICRISAT, CRISP, J.Raju, ANGRAU, Sitaramaswamy, and the People's Science Institute. (also available in Hindi, Oriya and Telugu versions).

8) India: Weeders: A Reference Compendium. WASSAN, 28 p

9) India: SRI Basics. Online info on IKISAN, an India-based internet agri-portal.

10) India: SRI in Large Irrigation Projects in Andhra Pradesh, India (online booklet that details the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation carried out by JalaSpandana in Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme, Priyadharshini Jurala Project and Kurnool Cuddapah Canal in Krishna Basin in Andhra Pradesh). Jalaspandana org. website.

11) Nepal: This 16-page manual entitled "What is S.R.I.?" was produced by the SRI Group-Nepal ( an alliance of NGOs and individuals working on various aspects of SRI in Nepal. (pdf, 749 KB)

12) Bhutan: System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Method of Rice Cultivation: How to Produce More Rice with Less Inputs. a 2008 field extension manual prepared by Karma Lhendup, Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan (pdf, 253KB)

13) Zambia: Operationalizing the System of Rice Intensificaion (SRI). Revised (01/07) from earlier manual/guide for explaining and undertaking SRI, updated with reference to Zambia (pdf)

• FRENCH: Comment Faire pour Avoir des Plants de Riz Qui Croissent Mieux et Qui Produisent plus Informez--Vous et Informez les Autres, a 20-pagemanual developed by Tefy Saina, incorporates detailed knowledge of SRI. (pdf, 230 KB)

Augustina, P., et al. Menembus Batas Kebuntuan Produksi: Cara SRI dalam budidaya padi. VECO Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali. 10p. (pdf)


1) Cuba: 3-page manual on SRI, Sistema Intensivo de Cultivo Arrocera, SICA #1 (pdf 21 KB), based on materials from CIIFAD and Tefy Saina, developed by Dr. Rena Perez for use in Cuba. Additional information is in SICA #2 (pdf, 38 KB)

2) Peru: A 6-page manual on SRI, El Sistema de Intensificación del Cultivo Arrocero (SICA), was developed by the NGO Asociación Promoción y Desarrollo Agario (Pro-A) in Chiclayo, Peru, together with the Asociación Productores de Arroz Ramadino in (pdf, 864 KB).

•THAI: A Thai SRI manual was authored by The Agricultural Extension Unit at the McKean Rehabilitation Center in Chanig Mai, Thailand, authored this manual. (A separate English language introduction (pdf, 252 pdf) to the Thai version as well as the Thai version with an English title and author page are also available on the Web). (pdf, 446 KB)

•TAMIL: A 32-page Tamil Language manual for farmers was produced during 2008 by the NGO Ecoventure, who is promoting of SRI in the districts of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry. (pdf, 1.82 MB)


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