SRI COOPBOD / BARUDEV INITIATIVE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT – SRI COOPBOD / BARUDEV INITIATIVE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT on SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI)
This report has been compiled to provide insights on the Cornell University introduction and research
activity for System of Rice Intensification (SRI) under the “Learning-by-Practicing Method
(LbPM)”approach that took place on 29th – 02nd Dec, 2016 in Njinikom sub Division, Cameroon.
The technical training material used and the training action plan were prepared to strengthen the
capacity of responsible farmers located within Mbueni and neighboring communities. It is understood that the training was tailor-made, dedicated to Cornell University’s needs in order to get the best out of the effort.
Objective of work: Carry out participatory capacity-building training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Boyo Division, Cameroon. The programmed (introduction of SRI in Boyo) is managed and sponsored by Cornell institute for research, an organization based in the USA, Fieshi Julius, from Ndop engaged for this initiative, will work with BARUDEV, an NGO based in Njinicom.
The SRI Program Assistant reports to the Director of Research at Cornell.
Duration of travel trip: 03 days in Njinikom.
GOAL (First field visit Nov/Dec 2016): A participatory approach conducted during the familiarization period, Seed selection, harvest and post-harvest activities(lectures) resulting in identifying the challenges faced with traditional methods of rice growing and introducing SRI to the farmers in Mbueni-Njinikom of Boyo District.