System of Rice Intensification Guideline on SRI Practice for Tropical Countries


The System of Rice Intensification, known as SRI, is an innovation in rice production systems by
raising productivity of the land, labor, water and capital. SRI is a set of modified practices for
managing rice plants and the soil, water and nutrients. SRI can produce more paddy yield with less
external inputs. Furthermore, SRI is environment-friendly. SRI method can be adopted to any type
of rice variety (local variety, HYV, hybrid variety). SRI is an innovation that is constituted entirely of
knowledge, but not depending on external inputs and materials..

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