Some of the most significant work done by Flooded Cellar has been about the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI is a pro-poor, climate smart, environmentally sound method of growing rice, one of the most important food staples on the planet.
SRI provides tangible results for farmers who have been able to take ownership of the methodology without recourse to credit or expensive inputs because once they have the knowledge, they have the means to implement the method. This sustainable agricultural technique offers a low cost, high yielding production option that favours organic fertilisation and culturally important varieties as well as saving on water and offering significant climate change resilience.
Flooded Cellar has collaborated with Cornell’s SRI-Rice for the past 7 years.
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