SRI in India

The workshop is a 2-part seminar designed to share and discuss the preliminary findings of our NWO-WOTRO project on ‘The System of Rice Intensification as a socio-technical movement in India’ (2010-2014).

Organisator Knowledge Technology and Innovation

wo 11 december 2013 10:00

Locatie Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen
Zaal/kamer C75 and C76

At lunch-time, in between the two parts of the workshop, we are excited to present a guest lecture, part of the KTI group seminar series, by Glenn Davis Stone, Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Glenn Stone is respected for his long-term ethnographic research and widely cited publications on the impact of transgenic Bt cotton on farming skill in Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In this KTI group lunch-time seminar, Stone will present his new research on transgenic rice, traditional varieties and seed systems in the Philippines.

Morning Programme

Project introduction (Harro Maat, KTI group)

Dynamics in the field: SRI in Uttarakhand (Debashish Sen, PhD candidate)

Labour, work and gender: SRI in Odisha (Sabarmatee, PhD candidate)

Coffee/tea break

Open discussion on PhD projects and cross-site linkages

12.30 - 13.30
Guest Lecture Professor Glenn Davis Stone

Afternoon Programme

Patterns in adoption and impacts of SRI: Preliminary results from a household survey (Ezra Berkhout, post-doc, DEC group)

 Historical origins and institutional context of SRI in India (Dominic Glover, post-doc, KTI group)

Making connections: Synthetic insights from the project (C. Shambu Prasad, Co-Principal Investigator, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Coffee/tea break

Open discussion on project results and integration

On behalf of the project team, you are invited to attend both events and contribute to the discussion.  Registration is not compulsory but it would be helpful to know if you intend to come.  Please let us know via or