Dr. Nguyen Tat Canh, a professor at Hanoi Agricultural University, began working with SRI methods in 2002, having learned about it at a workshop organized by the Institute for Development Enterprise (IDE). He focused on districts that have high rates of poverty in the middle of Vietnam (Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Thu Thien Hue, Thanh Hoa). Vietnam's Plant Protection Department (PPD) began conducting SRI training through Farmer Field Schools the next year as part of its FAO-funded integrated pest management (IPM) program. That same year, Dr. Hoang Van Phu at Thai Nguyen University began working on SRI after learning about it from Klaus Prinz in Thailand. Phu reported on results of replicated factorial trials in 2006, with SRI yields of 8.8 t/ha and a calculated reduction of 62% in water use and 85% in seed rate.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a formal decision October 15, 2007, acknowledging SRI as "a technical advance," and directing government agencies to "guide and disseminate " this innovation. In 2007, PPD with support from Oxfam America launched an SRI dissemination effort in Ha Tay province, and use of SRI methods went from 3,000 ha that year to 33,000 ha the next year. In 2008, there was expansion into other provinces, and in 2009, PPD with support from Oxfam America and Oxfam Quebec, assisted by the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD), began a SRI project in 12 communes in six provinces: Ha Tay, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh.
In early 2009, it was estimated that SRI was being fully applied in 14 provinces in northern and central Vietnam (see list in 2009 Gorman report), though evaluations have been undertaken in at least 17 provinces by researchers from Thai Nguyen University, Hanoi Agricultural University, the IPM program, and several other government agencies and NGOs. According to reports at a 2010 National SRI Workshop, in 2009, 440,833 farmers in 21 provinces used SRI methods on 232,365 ha (85,422 in the winter-spring season, and 146,943 in the summer season (see Dung ppt). Workshop reports noted that 20% of the farmers were using the full set of SRI practices, and the rest were using most if not all, but still getting benefits of higher yields with lower cost and less water usage. The application of SRI has helped farmers earn 1.8-3.5 million VND ($100-200) more per hectare as of 2010.
In an October 2011 event, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that there are now over a million farmers (1,070,384, about 70 percent of them women) applying SRI methods on 185,065 hectares (457,110 acres). SRI farmers reportedly represented about 10% of all rice growers in Vietnam as of 2011. Publications from the event in both English and Vietnamese are now available online. For more on the Oxfam/Plant Protection Department (PPD) experience with SRI in Vietnam, see IFPRI's 2012 policy brief no. 15, which also outlines benefits to farmers in the 22 provinces that are applying SRI methods as of 2012. PPD subsequently won the National Golden Rice Award for its work with SRI on November 14, 2012.
During 2013, articles on SRI in Vietnam appeared in two publications: Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world and Large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in agriculture (Working Paper no. 50 of the CGIAR's CCAFS Research Program.) In addition GTZ put out a publication on their work promoting SRI in Trà Vinh Province. A grant by the European Union for the implementation of a project titled “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin” began January 1, 2013, and will end December 31, 2017. The main objective of the project, which is being implemented in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, is to contribute to enhance resilience of rainfed small-scale farmers of the Lower Mekong Region confronting climate change. The primary partners are Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the FAO Regional IPM Programme in South and Southeast Asia, Oxfam America, and Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex in UK. During 2014, SRI was included in a World Bank-funded Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project undertaken in the Central Coast Region and selected provinces in the Northern Mountainous Region.
Hoang Van Phu, who led the Vietnam delegation at the 2015 Southeast Asia Regional Conference on SRI in Alor Setar, Malaysia, presented the newly-founded Vietnam SRI Network (SRIViet) to the SE Asian SRI Community at the conference. During September 2016, a two-day event in Thai Nguyen brought together SRI stakeholders to appreciate ten years of SRI success in Vietnam and share their stories. The event highlighted perspectives and activities of SRI in Vietnam, and helped to better link the SRI-Viet network into the global SRI community.
- Speech by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development at COP21 Highlights SRI
[March 5, 2017] According to a recent article on the Talk Vietnam website, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, made a speech as a special guest at the invitation of US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during a recent side event for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) with participants from the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. Sharing Vietnam’s agriculture experience in coping with climate change, Minister Phat said that in regards to rice production, the country has encouraged farmers to apply advanced techniques through System of Rice Intensification (SRI), which helps reduce 30% of fertilisers and pesticides, increases yields by 10-20% and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.
- Regional Workshop for the SRI-Lower Mekong River Basin Project Planned
[January 22, 2017] A review and planning event will be held in Hanoi on April 5-6, 2017, for the European Union-financed regional project entitled “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin." (SRI-LMB). The event, which will cover SRI-LMB activities in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, is being organized by the Asian Institute of Technology in collaboration with FAO and Oxfam and hosted by the Plant Protection Department, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam. for more, information, contact SRI-LMB or see the event concept note.
SRI Project Improves Rice-Growing in Mountainous Areas in Quang Nam
[December 4, 2016] An article in Vietnam+ website reviews a project to help increase the productivity of rice growing in mountainous areas in the central province of Quang Nam (right), raising rice yields by 0.2 - 1.5 tons/ha. The project was reviewed at an event organized by the Foundation for International Development/Relief and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2016, the project was carried out in six mountainous districts spanning over 150,000 m2 of Quang Nam, including Dong Giang, Tay Giang, Nam Giang, Nam Tra My, Bac Tra My, and Hiep Duc. It aims to promote and train farmers in SRI, as way to achieve high yield without relying on improved varieities or chemical fertilizers. Ho Thanh Tung from Tra Tan commune in the northern Tra My district said SRI helped improve the effectiveness of rice growing in the mountainous areas and that localities will invest more in applying the technique in local rice growing, thus ensuring the continuity of the project’s outcomes. [For details see the item on the Quang Nam project in the middle of the "social news 4/12" article on Vietnamnet Bridge.]
- National Review and
Planning Workshop in
[November 20, 2016] The National Review and Planning Workshop in Vietnam was held in Bac Giang province on November 18, 2016. The event was organized by the Plant Protection Department (PPD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Crop Production & Plant Protection Sub- Department (PPSD Bac Giang and Nghe An) in partnership with AIT, FAO and Oxfam. The objectives of the workshop were to share key learnings from previous years’ SRI-LMB Farmer's Participatory Action Research (FPAR) implementation by trainers and farmers and review the overall process of FPAR to identify and establish research oriented learnings.
Nguyen Tuan Loc, National Training Expert, SRI-LMB project in Vietnam, indicated that 20% of the SRI-LMB area is under SRI now in both provinces, with 18% applying partial SRI and 2% following full SRI principles. The majority of FPAR participants are women (67%). Yen Nguyen, Hanoi University of Agriculture, presented information on the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Study that aims to evaluate the adaptation response for SRI practices. The MEL survey revealed that due to FPAR trainings the SRI, adoption has increased in the project area. On-farm net return reported by FPAR farmers was 1,399 US$ whereas the control group reported 1,148 $US. [See SRI-LMB December 2016 Newsletter for details.]
- Event Reviews a Decade of SRI Progress Vietnam
[October 9, 2016] An event entitled The SRI Journey in Vietnam: A Decade On was held September 27-28, 2016, in Thai Nguyen. The meeting brought together SRI stakeholders to appreciate ten years of SRI success in Vietnam and share their stories. The event highlighted perspectives and activities of SRI in Vietnam, and was also aimed at better linking the SRI-Viet network into the global SRI community. [See papers by Ngô Tiến Dũng and Hoàng Văn Phụ presented at the event.]
- Low-CO2 Rice Farming Foresees Future Expansion with SRI
[September 22, 2015] A three-day seminar on "greener rice cultivation" in Vietnam and across the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) opened in the northern Thai Nguyen province on September 21, 2025. Nearly twenty reports and studies were presented by representatives from Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and China’s Yunnan and Guangxi provinces. Following presentations on sustainable farming presentations, which were primarily focused on organic SRI methods, participants made field trips to see rice paddies applying SRI methods in Thai Nguyen’s Phu Luong and Dinh Hoa districts.
According to reports at the event, more than 1.5 million farmers in 29 provinces and cities in Vietnam have applied the SRI on over 500,000 hectares. (See major SRI adoption areas at right). Hoang Van Dung, Deputy Head of the Thai Nguyen Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that SRI has generated positive outcomes in his province, which is reflected in crop health as well as up to 15 percent yield increases. Hoang Van Phu introduced participants to Vietnam's new SRI network, SRIViet (see PowerPoint presentation).
According to Tran Kim Long, Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s International Cooperation Department, rice cultivation in Vietnam produces an average of 27.8 million tonnes of CO2, accounting for 67 percent of the total greenhouse gases emitted by the sector. This contributes to making Vietnam 31st worldwide in terms of emissions. To address the issue, Vietnam is improving its land and farming management, including the use of SRI, as well as boosting the spread of biomass energy. (See article in Vietnam+ for details).
- New Vietnam SRI Network Announced at SE Asia Regional Conference on SRI
[May 28, 2015] Hoang Van Phu led the Vietnam delegation at the Southeast Asia Regional Conference on SRI, which was organized by the SRI-Mas Network in Alor Setar, Malaysia, on May 26-28, 2015. Thirteen international participants, including the heads of the SRI national networks from Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, were sponsored by SRI-Rice to attend the conference. Dr. Phu presented the newly founded Vietnam SRI Network (SRIViet), which is a knowledge hub for SRI and sustainable rice interests to share information, research and resources in order to enhance voice of rice producers, advocacy of enabling policy and support. SRIViet founders include Oxfam, SNV, ICC - TNU, FCRI, CASRAD, IAE, Veco , FIDR, PPDs, SRD).
- SRI to Help Vietnam Reduce GHG Emissions from Rice Production by 15 to 20% by 2020
[January 25, 2015] According to Mai Van Trinh, director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Institute for Agricultural Environment, new water- and cost-efficient farming techniques will allow Vietnam to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in wet rice production by 15 to 20 per cent by 2020. Trinh spoke at a January 23 conference held by the Institute for Agricultural Environment and IRRI on the first phase of the Project on Reduced CH4 Emissions in Wet Rice Cultivation in Vietnam. To achieve the target, the ministry will use SRI-- a plan in which farmers will increase productivity, quality and economic effectiveness, while reducing pesticides and nitrogenous fertilizers. In addition to these measures, the ministry will also encourage farmers to use green production methods as well as applying Alternative Wetting Drying (AWD) and Good Agricultural Practices. (GAP means using techniques that consume less fertilizers and water, employ better land preparation techniques and reduce methane emissions).
Vu Duo ng Quynh, the project coordinator, said a major challenge with SRI is water management. Most problems are caused by the unfavorable terrain, fragmented rice fields and a lack of operation between irrigation staff and farmers. This is problematic because, according to Quynh, efficient irrigation is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To overcome these difficulties, Quynh said that in its first phase, from October 2014 to June 2016, the project intends to collect lessons learned from efficient irrigation models and to gather data on land and infrastructure in each province, to make a water-efficient irrigation map. (See article in VietnamNet Bridge.)
- VN joins Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Meeting -- Mentions SRI Projects
[September 25, 2014] In an article in the Saigon GP Daily, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan delivered a speech at the inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in New York on September 25. He said Vietnam is joining with international communities to apply the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) practices, which includes projects on SRI. For more information on the event and its subject matter, see Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture website and Huffington Post blog item.
Buddhist Global Relief Renews SRI project in Thai Nguyen Province
Buddhist Global Relief renewed it SRI project in Vietnam for the fourth time during 2014. Conducted in partnership with the International Cooperation Center of Thai Nguyen University, the program expands training in SRI to village farmers in three villages of Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province.
- SRI Included in World Bank Grant for Irrigated Agriculture Improvement
According to a Thanh Nien News article, Vietnam’s central bank and the World Bank Thursday signed agreements for several projects worth US$390 million to support infrastructure, agriculture and livelihoods in the country’s poorest areas. One of these projects, the Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project ($180 million) will increase water and land-use efficiency, enhance agricultural productivity, and reduce vulnerability to adverse climatic events for farmers and rural families in the Central Coast Region and selected provinces in the Northern Mountainous Region. The project will support farmers in adopting climate-smart farming techniques, including System of Rice Intensification and crop diversification, use of bio-fertilizer, and integrated pest management. It is expected that when completed, the project will also serve 83,400 ha of agricultural land with better and reliable irrigation services.
- Vietnam Included in EU-Funded Project To Study and Promote SRI in the Lower Mekong River Basin
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand has been awarded a grant by the European Union for the implementation of the Action titled “Sustaining and Enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin”. The project, which will begin January 1, 2013, and end December 31, 2017 will cost approximately 3.4 million Euros. The main objective of the project is to contribute to enhance resilience of rainfed small-scale farmers of the Lower Mekong Region confronting climate change. The project will be implemented in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The main applicant for this project is AIT along with its partners – FAO Regional IPM Programme in South and Southeast Asia, Oxfam America, and Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex in UK. The associate partners for the project are the SRI-Rice secretariat of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) in USA, and the University of Queensland in Australia.
- GIZ Shares Experiences in Publication on Promoting SRI in the Southern Province of Trà Vinh
While most promotion of SRI in Vietnam has been in the northern provinces, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen-arbeit (GIZ) implemented the project "Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas" (PARA) in close cooperation with the IFAD-funded project "Improving Market Participation of the Poor" (IMPP) in Trà Vinh Province in the southern part of Vietnam. PARA introduced SRI and subsequently promoted it in Trà Vinh Province during four crop seasons between late 2011 and early 2013 as a method to increase yields, to reduce dependency on external inputs and as a measure for climate change adaptation. The project promoted SRI awareness, trained Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) staff and used Farmer Field Schools (FFS) to help farmers evaluate and adapt SRI for themselves. (See GIZ's excellent report on lessons learned from the project for details.)
- Climate-Smart Agriculture Case Studies Publication Includes SRI Experience in Vietnam
A recent publication by CGIAR's CCAFS Research Program and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) cites SRI in Vietnam as an example of Climate-Smart Agriculture that helps farmers both adapt to and mitigate climate change. According the article "Sustainable intensification of rice production in Vietnam" in a publication by Paul Neate, "SRI brings immediate benefits to smallholder farmers in terms of increased yields, it builds long-term resilience by reducing the amount of water they use and enhancing long-term soil fertility, and helps mitigate climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and sequestering carbon in the soil." (For details, see article on p.11 in Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world. This publication is adapted from a more comprehensive work: Large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in agriculture, CCAFS Working Paper no. 50).
2003-2012 activities - SEE VIETNAM ARCHIVES
- Hufstader, Chris. 2017. Sparking a rice revolution. Oxfam America website. March 7. [Story of a Vietnamese SRI farmer.]
Nhandan Newspaper – Vietnam’s agriculture contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions: minister. Talk Vietnam, March 5. [Minister Phat's COP21 speech said that in regards to rice production, the country has encouraged farmers to apply advanced techniques through System of Rice Intensification (SRI)]
- SRI-LMB. 2017. Concept note: Regional Review and Planning Workshop 2017. SRI-Lower Mekong River Basin webiste. January 2017.
- 2016. SRI-LMB Newsletter 4(1): 1-8. (December 2016) [accessed January 19, 2017]
- Hufstader, Chris. 2017. Sparking a rice revolution. Oxfam Impact, Winter 2017 edition, Oxfam website. [Fundraising piece about farmers in Vietnam training their neighbors in SRI methods.]
- Belfort, Sarah. 2016. System of Rice Intensification in Vietnam: Doing more with less. Agroecology in Action profile. Agroecology Knowledge Hub, FAO website. (see also the pdf) [This piece was submitted by Oxfam.]
- 2016. Project improves rice growing in mountainous areas in Quang Nam. Vietnam+. December 1.
- Phụ, Hoàng Văn. 2016. System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Scientific bases and an eco-agriculture approach (HỆ THỐNG CANH TÁC LÚA CẢI TIẾN (SRI): Cơ sở khoa học và tiếp cận nông nghiệp sinh thái). SRI-Rice website. (in Vietnamese) (9p., 168KB pdf) [Paper presented at the event The SRI Journey in Vietnam: A Decade On, held September 27-28, 2016, in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.]
- Dũng, Ngô Tiến and Hoàng Văn Phụ. 2016. System of Rice Intensification in Vietnam: A Decade Journey. System of Rice Intensification website. (in Vietnamese) (17p, 362 KB pdf) [Paper presented at the event entitled The SRI Journey in Vietnam: A Decade On, held Sept. 27-28, 2016, in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.
- 2015. Tra Vinh: Rice farmers earn extra income with intensive farming. Vietnam+ . December 11.
- ISG. 2015. Low-carbon rice farming experiences sharing in Viet Nam and GMS Countries. International Support Group (MARD) website. October 2. [Summary of conference on low-carbon rice farming with SRI in Thai Nguyen province.]
- NDEL. 2015. Partage d’expériences sur la culture du riz biologique au Vietnam. Nhân Dân en ligen, September 22.
- 2015. Low-CO2 rice farming foresees future expansion. Vietnam+ website. September 21. [Report of a regional event featuring organic SRI in Thai Nguyen province.]
- Nguyen, Kim Ngan. 2015. System of Rice Intensification - A climate change adaptation technique. World Vision website. July 5. [SRI promotion by World Vision CATREND project in two districts of Thanh Hoa Province carried out with Provincial Agricultural Extension Center.]
- Linh, Hoang. 2015. Nouveaux modèles agricoles dans le delta du Mékong. Le Courrier du Vietnam, April 12.
- 2015. Workshop on training need assessment for grassroot agricultural extension officers. Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) website. February 10.
- VN. 2015. Efficient rice farming to curb emissions. VietnamNet Bridge. January 25. (Govt. Project on Reduced CH4 Emissions in Wet Rice Cultivation in Viet Nam to use SRI methods]
- Efficient rice farming to curb emissions (Govt. Project on Reduced CH4 Emissions in Wet Rice Cultivation in Viet Nam to use SRI methods]
January 25, 2015, VietnamNet Bridge (Vietnam)
- 2014. VN joins Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. Saigon GP Daily, September 25. [In his speech delivered at the inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in New York, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said Vietnam is joining with international communities to apply the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) practices, which includes projects on SRI.]
- 2014. Vietnam, World Bank sign $390 mln in fight against poverty. Thanh Nien News. April 24.
- Dill, Johannes, Georg Deichert, and Le Thi Nguyet Thu (eds.). 2014. Promoting the System of Rice Intensification: Lessons learned from Trà Vinh Province, Viet Nam. Infoagro website. July. (25p.) [A publication of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)].
- Hufstader, Chris. 2014. Avoiding pests in Vietnam. Oxfam America website,Stories section. January 31.
- Hufstader, Chris. 2014. Growing more but working less. Oxfam America website. January 22.
- Neate, Paul. 2013. "Sustainable intensification of rice production in Vietnam," pp. 11-13 in Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world. Wageningen, Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).
- Frederick, Carrie. 2013. White Gold - A look at organic rice farming in Vietnam. Carriefrederick's Blog. September 23.
- Nierenberg, Danielle, and Kathleen Corr. 2013. Family farmers can feed the world - Why are we looking elsewhere?, Thanh Nein. September 10.
- Nay-Htoon, Bhone, Nguyen Tung Phong, Sabine Schlüter, Aldas Janaiah. 2013. A water productive and economically profitable paddy rice production method to adapt water scarcity in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon river basin, Vietnam. Journal of Natural Resources and Development. p.1-8. doi:10.5027/jnrd.v3i0.05 [acquired July 26, 2013]
- Le, Minh. 2013. Simple and Effective: System of Rice Intensification in Vietnam. Oxfam America website. May 16.
- Cappiello, Sidsel F., and Peter Cooper. 2012. The System of Rice Intensification in Vietnam. In The large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in the agriculture and food sector: Case studies November 2012, 47-49. CGIAR's Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
- 2012. First Golden Rice Ear Awards highlight agriculture. Vietnews, November 15, Vietnam Social section. [Plant Protection Department (PPD) was among winners for its work with SRI]
- Castillo, Gina E., Minh Nguyet Le, and Kimberly Pfeifer. 2012. Oxfam America: Learning from the System of Rice Intensification in Northern Vietnam. (Policy Brief no. 15). In Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition, ed. Johannes Linn, no. 19. June. Washington D.C.: IFPRI.
- 2012 postings in the SRI Vietnam website:
- Test draft Field Farmer School (FFS) Field guideline in Yen Bai province. May 28.
- Apply the SRI/FLAIR accounting software in practice. May 28.
- Field workshop on SRI adoption large-scale demonstration model. May 28.
- Key Farmer Club (KFC) established in Kim Loc commune, Ha Tinh province. May 22.
- Chapter I. To Ha Tinh for SRI cross-learning. March 20. [See also Vietnamese version]
- Mkondiwa, Maxwell. 2012. Growing more rice with less water in a changing climate. YPARD (Young Professional's platform for Agriculture Development) website. April 26. [Mkondiwa's reporting from the 6th Community Based Adaptation Conference in Vietnam]
- Meadu, Vanessa. 2012. Growing more rice with less water in a changing climate. Climate Change: Agriculture and Food Security website. April 22.
- Fisher, Danny. 2012. International Women's Day 2012: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi on addressing the often "subordinate status of girls and women." Buddhadharma Quarterly, March 8. [Buddhist Global Relief partners with Oxfam on SRI projects in Cambodia and Vietnam]
- Green, Tom. 2011. BGR project aids farm families in rural Vietnam. Buddhist Global Relief website. May.
- Seang, Soleak. 2011. More than 1 million growers are now embracing innovative approaches to producing more rice. Oxfam America website. October 6.
- Ngô Tiến Dũng, et al. 2011. Simple and effective - SRI and agriculture innovation. System of Rice Intensification website. (28p., 1.10MB pdf) (see also Vietnamese version) [This publication, put out to celebrate the adoption of SRI by over a million smallscale farmers in Vietnam, is a collaborative effort of government agencies/programs (PPD), farmers (PPSD) from 6 provinces, Oxfam, Hanoi University of Agriculture and several other groups.]
- Ngô Tiến Dũng, et al. 2011. Đơn giản và Hiệu quả - SRI và Nông nghiệp sáng tạo
(Simple but effective - SRI as an agricultural innovation). System of
Rice Intensification website.(15p., 1.20MB pdf) (see also English version). [This Vietnamese publication is a collaborative effort of government agencies/programs (PPD) and farmers (PPSD) from 6 provinces, Oxfam Hanoi University of Agriculture and several other groups.]
- Di, Thien. 2011. SRI Helps Vietnam’s small-scale farmers increase production. Vietnam Business Forum, October 20.
- Nguyen, Thu. 2011. Over 1 million Vietnamese farmers benefits from SRI, People's Army Newspaper Online, October 18.
- Logan, Emily. 2011. In the fight against hunger, women lead the way. Care2 blog. March 3.
- Oxfam/WWF/Africare. 2010. Farmers Leading the Way from Crisis to Resilience Global Farmer Perspectives on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). System of Rice Intensification website. October. [Oxfam/WWF/Africare brochure available as 2p pdf of 4p brochure (626KB) or reconstructed sequential 5p. pdf (1.26MB). Third story is about Le Ngoc Thach, President of the Dai Nghia Cooperative]
- Seang, Soleak. 2010. Bold commitment to innovation. Oxfam America website. September 29.
- 2010. Ứng dụng hệ thống canh tác lúa bảo vệ môi trường. Vietnamnet.com. May 28.
- 2010. National SRI Network Workshop. SRI in Vietnam blog. March 1.
- 2010. Mở rộng hệ thống canh tác lúa SRI tại Việt Nam. Vietnam blog. January 21. [Vietnamese language newsblog article]
- 2009. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI Vietnam website. May 12. (1.8MB) [Poster providing information about a collaborative SRI initiative by Oxfam Quebec, the Plant Protection Department (PPD), and the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) with funding from Oxfam America.]
- 2009. Responding to climate change in Viet Nam: Opportunities for improving gender equality. Oxfam UK website. (63p. pdf) [A policy discussion paper by UN-Viet Nam Programme Coordination Group on Gender and Oxfam Viet Nam]
- Gorman, Tim. 2009. SRI in Vietnam: An Update. SRI Vietnam website. (4p. pdf). [Report prepared on behalf of: Oxfam, PPD, and SRD]
- 2009. Oxfam Quebec (System of Rice Intensification – Advancing small rice farmers in Vietnam). Education for Sustainable Development in Vietnam blog. January 21.
- Dung, N.T. and L.N. Minh. 2008. System of Rice Intensification - Advancing small farmers in Mekong Region. Plant Protection Department (PPD/MARD, Govt. of Vietnam) and Oxfam America. System of Rice Intensification website. (7p., 242KB pdf)
- Vietnam National IPM Program. 2007. Demonstration and dissemination of community-based SRI utilization model in Ha Tay Province, Vietnam. Oxfam America East Asia Regional Office. System of Rice Intensification website. September. (28p., 539KB pdf) [Report by the Vietnam National IPM Program (Plant Protection Sub Department) on the demonstration and dissemination of community-based SRI utilization model in Ha Tay Province, Vietnam, 2007]
- Uphoff, Norman. 2007. Trip report from visit to Vietnam, July 7-14, 2007, reviewing SRI Progress. System of Rice Intensification website. July 7-14. (20p., 289KB pdf) [Trip report for the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development] Trip report for the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. Ithaca, NY. 20 p.
- Dung, Ngo Tien. 2006. SRI application in rice production in northern ecological areas of Vietnam. System of Rice Intensification website.(12p., 709KB pdf) [Vietnam National IPM Program updates through 2006].
- Uphoff, Norman. 2006. Report on a visit to Vietnam to review SRI progress. System of Rice Intensification website. January 3-12. (16p., 702KB pdf). [Trip report for the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development]
- The SRI Vietnam website provides information on SRI in general and the activities of a collaborative SRI initiative by Oxfam Quebec, the Plant Protection Department (PPD), and the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) with funding from Oxfam America. (see also the SRD website's SRI program page).
- The System of Rice Intensification (CaiRan) website documents the activities of the NGO Vietnam France Échanges to introduce SRI to the community in Cai Ran, Vietnam. The site is translated into French, English and Vietnam.
- 2015 (March 30). System of Rice Intensification (SRI) short film (English subtitle). 11:03 min. Tổ chức phát triển Hà Lan SNV channel, YouTube. [Direct-seeded Australia Aid-funded SRI project undertaken by SNV Development Organisation Netherlands together with the Vietnamese Dept. of Agricultural and Rural Development in the Vietnamese provinces of Quang Binh and Binh Dinh between 2011 and 2014]
- 2013 (April 1). SRI technical training film, in Tra Vinh, Vietnam 2013. 16:09 min. Thu Le channel, YouTube. [Instructional video from a GIZ-supported Project of Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (PARA) project in Tra Vinh, Vietnam that began in 2011.]
- 2011 (April 13). Our Rice Tomorrow. Produced by Manon Aubel and Thanh Thanh Phan. 6:15 min. baklavaprod channel, YouTube. [Contribution to a video contest organized by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi about the impact of climate change on Vietnamese people. The video features SRI.]
- 2011 (April 7). Cambodge: Le Riz du lLespoir - Systéme de Riziculture Intensive. Produced by Corinne Lalo. 14:59 min. Uploaded by vfeprojetsri on YouTube. [Voiceover and subtitles in Vietnamese; originally produced in French in 2008 to describe SRI in Cambodia]
- 2011 (April 7). Dự án SRI: Kết quả thí nghiệm 1 4:09 min. Uploaded by vfeprojetsri on YouTube. [Đây là kết quả của thí nghiệm 1 của dự án SRI được tổ chức Vietnam France Echange thực hiện ở Cái Rắn. Thí nghiệm này bao gồm bước thực nghiệm đầu tiên của dự án SRI nhằm cải thiện sản lượng lúa gạo của những người nông dân trong xã và đảm bảo an ninh lương thực.]
- 2011 (April 4). Projet SRI - VFE . Produced by Florent Cottin, Giang Thuy Minh and Caroline Guidemann. 4:22 min. Uploaded by vfeprojetsri on YouTube. [French language video by the NGO Vietnam France Echange about results of SRI trials in Cai Ran]
- 2008 (Nov. 13). Vietnamese language video about SRI in Vietnam. (30.05 minutes). Available from the SRI Vietnam website, which provides information about a collaborative SRI initiative by Oxfam Quebec, the Plant Protection Department (PPD), and the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) with funding from Oxfam America
(Notes: Click here to see many of
the SRI Vietnam presentations on slidehare.net. Transcripts are at the bottom of
each presentation. There is a "full screen" button at the lower right corner of the
presentation to enlarge the presentation. If you have trouble viewing the
asterisk* are not available on the SRS Slideshare collection)
- Van Phu, Hoang, Le Nguyet Minh, and Dao The Anh. 2016. Policies and public services on agro-ecological rice production: The case of System of Rice Intensification in Viet Nam. 12 slides. Presentation at the national multi-stakeholder workshop Towards an Agro-ecological Transition, May 5-6, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam. ALi-SEA website.
- Phu, Hoang Van. 2015. Vietnam SRI Network. Presentation at the Low-Carbon Rice Farming Workshop, Thai Nguyen city, Vietnam, September 22. 15 slides.
- Nghia Nguyen. 2015. Development of integrated rice-azolla-duck-fish farming systems with SRI methods for rice production in the Mekong River region, Vietnam. Presented at SRI-Rice Seminar Series, Cornell University, July 1, 2015. 29 slides.
- 2013. Adaptation to Climate Change within Pro-Poor Value Chains - Experiences from Tra Vinh: Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (PARA)
- PowerPoint presentation by Georg Deichert, GIZ-PARA. 23 slides. [Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (PARA) project in Tra Vinh]
- 2010. SRI
application in Vietnam
- PowerPoint presentation by Ngo Tien Dung, head of the National IPM program for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), given at the Pre-Congress SRI Day, convened in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 8, 2010. 34 slides.
- 2010. Ứng dụng Hệ thống canh tác lúa cải
tiến (SRI) ở Việt Nam
PowerPoint presentation by Ngo Tien Dung, head of the National IPM program for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and volunteer coordinator for the National SRI Working Group, given at a national SRI workshop convened in Hanoi, January 21-22, 2010
System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Northern Upland Region of
- PowerPoint presentation by Hoang Van Phu, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam at the Knowledge Exchange on SRI: Producing More with Less Water, a SE Asia Regional SRI Workshop held at the Asian Institute for Technology, Bangkok. 19 slides
- 2009. Center for Sustainable and Rural Development and the System of Rice
Intensification in Phu Tho and Thai Nguyen
- PowerPoint presentation at the Knowledge Exchange on SRI: Producing More with Less Water, a SE Asia Regional SRI Workshop held at the Asian Institute for Technology, Bangkok. 18 slides
- 2009. Less for More SRI and Small Farmers' Livelihood Improvement in GMS
- PowerPoint presentation by Le Minh, RPO-Oxfam America, East Asia Regional Office at the Knowledge Exchange on SRI: Producing More with Less Water, a SE Asia Regional SRI Workshop held at the Asian Institute for Technology, Bangkok. 10 slides
- 2009. SRI
in Vietnam: Comparison with Conventional Methods Note: All data from 2008
- PowerPoint presentation available on slideshare.net from Tim Gorman. 9 slides.
- *2009. System
of Rice Intensification: Advancing Small Farmers in Mekong Region
- PowerPoint presentation available on slideshare.net from Tim Gorman.
- *2009. System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Vietnam
- PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Dung at the Knowledge Exchange on SRI: Producing More with Less Water, a SE Asia Regional SRI Workshop held at the Asian Institute for Technology, Bangkok. 8 slides.
- 2008. SRI
Update on Vietnam Initiative
- PowerPoint presentation by Le Thi Nguyet Minh and Andre Dorr, Oxfam America, Hanoi. 13 slides.
- 2008. SRI Implemented Activities and Outcome in Tan Lac District, Hoa Binh
- PowerPoint presentation, Japan International Volunteer Center. 24 slides.
- 2008. SRI: Based Livelihood Initiative in the Mekong
- PowerPoint presentation by Le Nguyet Minh, Oxfam America, Hai Duong . 15 slides.
- 2006. System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Northern Upland Region of Vietnam:
Problems and Perspectives
- PowerPoint presentation by Hoang Van Phu, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam . 14 slides.
- The SRI-Rice Vietnam Photo Collection contains pictures obtained from Norman Uphoff and others. If you have Flash installed you can view this collection as a slideshow embedded in the Vietnam summary at the top of the page.
- Photos are also available on the SRI - Vietnam website's Flickr photostream (originating from the http://vietnamsri.wordpress.com/ website)