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Achieving More with Less: A New Way of Rice Cultivation - Online Toolkit

Do you know what the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is? Do you know how it is applied in some countries and what their results are? This new online toolkit provides an easy way to get started.

SRI is a set of innovative rice farming practices to increase the productivity of land and water, as well as other resources. Experience from different regions show that SRI is providing options for farmers to increase yields while using less water and other farm inputs. SRI also shows resistance to drought conditions, wind damage, with features that are relevant in light of increasing competition for water resources and climate challenges.

The toolkit uses audio visual tools to explain what SRI is and illustrate concepts, techniques, advantages, and constraints of applying SRI. It also includes video and audio interviews with researchers, practitioners, and farmers and a "how-to" guide for practitioners.

The toolkit is a useful knowledge and learning resource for decision makers, project managers and practitioners involved in agriculture, water, irrigation, and climate adaption activities.

Use the toolkit: Achieving More with Less: A New Way of Rice Cultivation

For more information, please contact Alyson Kleine (akleine@worldbank.org), learning coordinator, or Mei Xie (mxie@worldbank.org), task team leader for the core learning program.