The SRI International Network and Resources Center (or SRI-Rice) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York was established in 2010 with a generous gift from Jim Carrey’s Better U Foundation (BUF). SRI-Rice was created in response to the increasing importance of SRI practices – an environment-friendly, yield-increasing methodology -- around the world.

I have been hired as director of programs for SRI-Rice since its inception in 2010.


Our mission

To advance and share knowledge about the System of Rice Intensification and its derived practices and principles, and to support networking among interested organizations and individuals around the globe.

Our vision

To improve rice and other agricultural productivity based on environment-friendly practices that help to better withstand changing climate conditions and that lead to improved food security and reduced poverty.





Publications


Scientific Articles


  1. Application of system of rice intensification practices in the arid environment of Timbuktu region of Mali

  2. Paddy and Water Environment, 2011, 9: 137-144

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  4. The system of rice intensification as a sustainable agricultural innovation: introducing, adapting and scaling up a system of rice intensification practices in the Timbuktu region of Mali
    International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9 (1):67-75

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Reports


First International Workshop on the System of Rice           Intensification (SRI) for Latin America and the Caribbean; October 31 and November 1st, 2011

EARTH University Campus, Guacimo, Limon, Costa Rica. SRI-Rice, Better U Foundation and EARTH University, 25 p.

In English


Introducing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to Haiti. Trip report on technical field visit, August 30–September 10, 2010; SRI-Rice and Better U Foundation, Ithaca New York, 19 p.

In English


Introducing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to Haiti: Training farmers in three regions of Haiti. June 2010;

SRI-Rice and Better U Foundation, Ithaca New York, 18p.

In English


Introducing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to irrigated systems in Gao, Mopti, Timbuktu and to rainfed systems in Sikasso, 2009/2010.

Initiatives Intégrées pour la Croissance Economique au Mali (IICEM) Project, Bamako, Mali, p. 27.

In English


Scaling-up the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Goundam and Dire, Timbuktu 2009/2010.

Africare Goundam and Africare Bamako, Mali, p 20.

In English


The System of Wheat Intensification (SWI). First time testing by farmers in Goundam and Dire, Timbuktu, Mali 2009.

Africare Goundam and Africare Bamako, Mali. P20.

In English.


System of Rice Intensification (SRI) - Community-based evaluation in Goundam and Dire Circles, Timbuktu, Mali, 2009/2009, Africare, Bamako, Mali, p. 37.

Full Text in English, Full Text in French



Technical Manual


Fiche Technique pour le Système de Riziculture Intensive (SRI) à Tombouctou, Mali.

Africare Mali, Bamako et Secteur de l’Agriculture du Cercle (SAC) de Goundam, DRA Tombouctou, Tombouctou, Mali., p.22.

Full Text in French


1st SRI Experience in Timbuktu Mali 2007/2008


Farmer-led experience in Goundam, Timbuktu, Mali

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System of Rice Intensification

Erika Styger PhD, Tropical Agronomy, Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management

SRI-Rice Team members Carrie Young, Lucy Fisher and myself at our office at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Puddling can become a dance and much fun! Village of Hara Hara, Timbuktu, Mali, June 2008

Field visit in Dire, Timbuktu (2008)

Vietnamese farmer has a good laugh watching me harvest..  (Nov, 2010)

John Joliiffe from the Better U Foundation and Jim Carrey during SRI field visit in Haiti, March 2011

1st SRI plot in Timbuktu Dec 2007! Check out the story

Photo by Hamidou Guindo: taken during the regional SRI training in November 2011, Goundam Timbuktu: one of the pioneer farmers from Katoua village