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The Shrinking Fields of Pokkali
A centuries-old organic farming in the backwaters of Kerala, making use of a symbiotic relationship between rice crop and prawns, is slowly disappearing as it is not commercially viable anymore and because of the high demand for real estate.

Hill rice farming in Sabah, East Malaysia
In a Dusun ethnic community in Bundu village in the Keningau district of the state of Sabah in East Malaysia, traditional hill rice cultivation is still practised.

 


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Ecological practices & biological control

Systems of Rice Intensification or SRI

Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI) is an efficient, economical and ecologically-friendly way to increase rice productivity without relying on external inputs.

To learn more about SRI please click this link: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/rs_sri.pdf

Rice farming communities in Cambodia are using the principles of SRI
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/new-wave-consumer-investing-creates-opportunity-cambodian-rice-farmers/

“In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are using System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and growing world record amounts of rice. It beat not just the 19.4 tonnes achieved by the "father of rice", but the World Bank-funded scientists at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, and anything achieved by the biggest European and American seed and GM companies.” Do read more at
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/feb/16/india-rice-farmers-revolution

 

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