My work with SRI

For the past 10 years I have been working with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), an agro-ecological and climate-smart methodology for increasing rice productivity. For the first 3 years, I worked directly with farmers in Mali, and for past 7 years I am based at Cornell University, working at advancing the knowledge and the application of SRI at the global level, with a focus on West Africa.

At Cornell University, I started up and led the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) for 6 years (2010-2016), and run a new program Climate-Resilient Farming Systems since 2017. 

Improving and Scaling up SRI in West Africa: I was the technical lead in the regional coordination team for this 3-year project, funded by the World Bank under the auspices of CORAF/WECARD and coordinated by CNS/Riz in Mali. We worked with 13 countries and reached 50,000 SRI farmers by the end the project in 2016. https://sriwestafrica.org

Scaling up SRI in West Africa

Technical Assistance



SRI in Mali

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) - First Experiences from Timbuktu, Mali; Farmer-led SRI test in Goundam, 2007/2008 (in French)

System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Community-based evaluation in Goundam and Dire Circles, Timbuktu, Mali, 2008/2009 (in French)

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

Scaling-up the System of Rice intensification in Goundam and Dire, Timbuktu 2009/2010

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Under Construction, more to come soon