I have not been very active in posting messages lately because a particular advocacy has kept me really busy.
I coordinate SRI Pilipinas a national network of farmers and organic farming advocates that promote the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). I’ve made a few previous posts about this method, including the Nov. 2011 news that five SRI farmers in India have broken the world record in rice yield previously held by world-famous Prof. Yuan Long-ping, inventor of hybrid rice.
I am posting here two maps — 1) Luzon, and 2) Visayas and Mindanao — showing the areas where we have SRI trainers (who can conduct one-day trainings for free), where we have conducted one-day SRI trainings (almost 130 throughout the country so far), and where farmers have conducted SRI trials, as far as we know.
The maps may not show any place marker at first (teardrop-shaped icons) at first, because loading them takes time, especially over slow connections. Be patient. The man/woman icons stand for locations where we have SRI trainers.
The Luzon SRI map:
View SRI Pilipinas (Luzon) Trainers, Trials and Trainings in a larger map
The Visayas/Mindanao SRI map:
View SRI Pilipinas (Visayas & Mindanao) Trainers, Trials and Trainings in a larger map
Eventually we hope to have at least one SRI trainer in every rice-producing province.