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System of Rice Intensification: The Peace Corps Experience

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Mann Library, 102
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Curious about joining the Peace Corps? Wondering how Peace Corps Volunteers engage with communities? Interested in development through the lens of agricultural extension?

Come learn from recent Peace Corps Volunteers about their experiences with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a grassroots, climate-smart and agroecological rice growing approach that ts well with the realities and conditions Peace Corps Volunteers work in. Six recent volunteers from Senegal, Guinea, Madagascar, Benin and Niger will discuss their work in training, extension and research involving SRI, and opportunities for Cornell students looking to join the Peace Corps or engage in rural development.

Pizza and drinks provided!

This event is jointly organized by Peace Corps at Cornell and SRI-Rice.
Contact: Andy Pochedly ( and Hillary Mara (

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Conference/Workshop, Panel Discussion, Research, Roundtable, Seminar, Networking, Career, Community Forum


Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, MPA Program, International Programs

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Hillary Mara

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Hillary Mara, Devin Jenkins, Andy Pochedly

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SRI-Rice, Peace Corps Cornell

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