A new style of growing rice


The “System of Rice Intensification (SRI),” is a way to raise rice which involves the management of seedlings, weeds, and more. See how V. Ravichandran, a farmer in India and member of the Global Farmer Network uses SRI on his farm in this video.

Used correctly, this technique and additional answers like GM technology offer a wonderful paradox: Water use goes down and yields go up.


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V. Ravichandran

V. Ravichandran

On a sixty acre farm, Ravi grows Rice, Sugarcane, Cotton and pulses. To utilize water judiciously during summer months, he uses sprinklers and drip system. Has added mechanization to address labor shortage; 12 employees. Kleckner Award winner - 2013.

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