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National Workshop on System of Rice Intensification SRI

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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been formerly developed in Madagascar. It was found to be a sustainable rice farming technology that can help small farmers increasing their rice yields to more than 10 tons/ha without depending on hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Since its creation in 1997, CEDAC (a Cambodian NGO, Centre dÉtudes et de Développement Agricole Cambodgien) has gained good know-how in soil and nutrient management in rice production. Its director, Dr. Yang Saing Koma, compiled the Malagasy techniques of SRI with his experiences and launched the first field trials of SRI in the wet season 2000 with 28 farmers in five provinces of the rain fed low land ecosystem of Cambodia. Now, more than 80,000 farmers are using elements of SRI methods.

The National workshop is organized by DAALI/MAFF funded by Oxfam (OA). The National workshop will be held on April, 21 2008 at meeting room of MAFF and under honorable chairmanship of H.E Dr. Chan Sarun, Minister of MAFF.

The following agenda will be presented in the Workshop are as follows:

  • Reviewing SRI Progress in Cambodia;
  • Reviewing SRI Progress by provinces;
  • Finding out the results of SRI researched by other institutions;
  • Strengthening SRI knowledge and policy of MAFF through awareness raising;
  • Sharing SRI experiences, best practice and lessons learnt.


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There are around 180 participants will be invited to attend in the Workshop. The composition of participants would be:

  • Officers from Provincial Departments of Agriculture, research institutions and central departments of MAFF;
  • Representatives of SRI farmers and farmer associations;
  • Presentation of research on SRI adoption and dis-adoption
  • Representatives of educational and research Institutions;
  • CNGOs, INGOs and other interested stakeholders.

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Heang Rattana

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