Research Conference on System of Rice Intensification: Research Issues, Priorities and Prospects

The Conference on SRI Research seeks to collate research findings on specific aspects of the “System of Rice Intensification” methodology by different researchers and stakeholders. It aims to exchange views among the researchers and practitioners which will focus on how best to meet the identified demand for research and capacity development. The event is expected to provide a common platform for researchers to deliver and discuss on scope of research on SRI and to identify emerging research demand on various techno-social issues related to SRI as expressed by various stakeholders and to match it with the available resources from the SDTT supported SRI programme in India. The conference will additionally consolidate findings and achievements made so far through adaptive research by experienced organizations like Research institutes, State Agriculural Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, resource NGOs and CBOs. Most importantly, the two-day conference will be a platform to identify and discuss constraints and opportunities based on practical experiences, for further expansion of System of Rice Intensification and its research in India.

Livolink Foundation is organizing the national conference on SRI Research at Bhubaneswar from 12-13 August 2014 in the said context. The event is being supported under aegis of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, Mumbai. The two-day conference will be an assembly of noted scientists and researchers from different State Agricultural Universities, officials from research institutions as well as development practitioners from NGOs and other resource institutions involved in research and study for propagation of the SRI methodology in India.