Cost and Return Analysis of System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Evidence from Major Rice Producing Areas..


Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food and
being the most important ingredient of the food basket
for most nations in Asia. The declining productivity of
rice and its availability of per capita is therefore a
policy concern. Nevertheless, the production of rice in
Malaysia is primarily implemented by adopting the
conventional technique. This technique has increased
the production cost of rice and became a constraint to
achieving the production potential for the farmer.
Thus, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) was
introduced in the rice cultivation as a relevant
innovation which to offset the high cost of the
conventional technique. Besides, such technique also
decreases the production cost, reduces yield gap and
increases profits of the farmers with less agronomical
inputs. SRI also minimizes water use by scientific
water management.

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