SRI in Bihar: From one to 350,000

Title SRI in Bihar: From one to 350,000
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author ILEIA
Content Farmers in Bihar were initially sceptical when they heard about the System of Rice Intensification, five years ago. Only one farmer decided to try it. From then, first by word of mouth and now with government support,

SRI has gone from strength to strength.In 2012, Bihar had some 335,000 hectares of SRI paddy and had a record rice harvest. One small-scale farmer has broken the world record for rice production, achieving a staggering 22.4 tons/hectare, almost 10 times the previous typical yield in the state.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
Asia INDIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/sri/sri-in-bihar

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Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

Title Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology
Contributor Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Author EAA, Edited by Peter Prove, Sara Speicher
Content The paper contains 12 different case studies and chapters on agroecology; other sustainable farming methods;  agroecology and resilience to climatic changes; evidence of the food security potential of agroecological systems; the scaling up of agroecological innovations, with challenges and opportunities; the approaches that can be used for scaling up agroecology ; conclusions and way forward.
Type of initiative Case Studies, Paper
Year Published
Language English
Asia BANGLADESH, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, SRI LANKA
Africa Zimbabwe
South America BRAZIL, PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/EAAagroecology2012

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Seeds of Freedom

Title Seeds of Freedom
Contributor African Biodiversity Network, Gaia Foundation
Author
Content A new 30-minute film produced by The Gaia Foundation and the Africa Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.
Narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, Seeds of Freedom is set to explode pervasive myths about agriculture, development and Africa’s ability to feed herself. At the heart of the film the story of seed and its transformation from the basis of farming communities’ agri-culture, to the property of agri-business.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published
Language English
Link http://seedsoffreedom.info/

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