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Last updated June 18, 2015
Created June 18, 2015
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Name Evaluation Study Adoption and non‐adoption of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Cambodia

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a set of innovative rice cultivation methods developed in Madagascar in the 1980s. In 2000, CEDAC first introduced SRI ideas to farmers in Cambodia. Twenty‐eight farmers from 18 villages volunteered to test SRI. With the first success of this farmer‐based experimentation, SRI began to spread throughout Cambodia. Currently, there are over 100,000 rice farmers from approximately 3,000 villages in Cambodia adopting SRI practices. Different evaluation studies have consistently shown that SRI contributes to increased rice production while reducing expenditure on inputs such as fertilizers, seeds and pesticides.

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