2023. Meet the shortlisted candidates of the Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) Challenge. Global Resilience Partnership website. [SRI project by Nile Interconsults Uganda is among the shortlist. (We don’t know much about SRI in Uganda so this is interesting!)
Project: System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
Company: Nile Interconsults Uganda Ltd
System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a proven alternative rice growing method that enables rice farmers to cope with the adverse effects of climate change and actively participate in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. SRI relies on intermittent irrigation and draining of water to avoid anaerobic conditions and the subsequent emission of methane. Additionally, SRI is estimated to reduce freshwater use in rice cultivation by approximately 50%. It also reduces production costs and is a tool for promoting food security as it increases income for local farmers.