ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

V K RavichandranSubscribe to V K Ravichandran

Sustainable SRI and Rice Production

In Tamil Nadu, the extreme variation in rainfall had reduced the availability of water to agriculture and caused the groundwater table to fall by 37%. The production of rice, an important crop, had became particularly precarious. A well-designed upscaling strategy boosted and sustained the production of rice; it also helped the build-up of organic matter and improved soil fertility. This experience shows that the System of Rice Intensification offers an attractive opportunity for increasing food production per unit of water and improving efficiency.
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