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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.

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

- more to come soon -

Under Construction, more to come soon

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