Replicating Food Intensification Success in India

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013

Replicating food intensification success in India

A Guardian article today considers whether the success of rice intensification in India can be replicated for wheat and other crops, with the goal of achieving increased food security.

“Yields achieved under the system of rice intensification (SRI) have made headlines in recent years, with one farmer in India reported to have produced a record-breaking 22.4 tonnes from one hectare of land in 2011. But why stop at rice? Farmers and NGOs have found that the same principles can be applied to other crops such as wheat and teff, where [the technique] is referred to more broadly as the 'system of crop intensification' (SCI).”