February 26, 2005

2005: Highlight # 22

SRI promises massive yield improvements in paddy; but what does it actually involve? Prasad and others discuss the evolution of SRI in the Indian context...  

Assessing SRI as a Process

Evidence from India

C. Shambu Prasad, Prajit K. Basu and Andrew Hall

This paper brings out the untold history of SRI evolution in India.

Indian farmers have been following one or the other SRI practices since long; not because of its super yield potential but as experiments and innovations to work out local optima.

The paper emphasizes the need to evaluate SRI as a 'process' in an ‘innovation system framework’ that conventional economic evaluation tools do not provide.

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