Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:20pm to 1:10am
Emerson Hall, 135
Norman Uphoff will summarize what has been learned from collaborative research on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) with colleagues in Madagascar, China, India and other countries over the past 15 years in various subject areas, including crop physiology and phenology, management of soil biology and ecology, symbiotic endophytes, climate resilience, and agronomic biofortification of grain.
Uphoff, who is a Professor Emeritus of Government and International Agriculture, has been teaching at Cornell since 1970. From 1990 to 2005, he served as the director of CIIFAD, the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, and he is currently senior advisor for the SRI-Rice center in IP/CALS and a CIPA core faculty member. In 2015, he and SRI-Rice were awarded in Montpelier, France, the first Olum International Prize for Innovation in Food Security. He has been working with and writing on the System of Rice Intensification for the past 20 years as the productivity of SRI’s ideas and methods has been demonstrated in over 50 countries.