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System of Rice Intensification (SRI) wins Food Security Prize in France

Norman Uphoff, professor emeritus of government and former director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), who has been working with System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for over 20 years, accepted the international Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security during the third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture March 16, 2015 in Montpellier, France.

SRI is an agro-ecological method of growing rice that enhances crop yields and climate change resiliency.  SRI has been awarded this prize for its impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility and adequacy of food. The Olam Prize provides $50,000 to support further SRI research.

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.