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Posted by: Carrie B   |   2/18/2011   |   Maryland

Invest in women, invest in the future!

 
Invest in women, invest in the future!

   

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Personal Tags: This photo was taken in Cuttack district, Orissa, India in January 2011. The women who surround me use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)principles, which has increased their yields while decreasing their need for inputs! To read more: http://sri.ciifad.cornell.edu/index.html

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I am currently researching the effect of a new rice growing innovation called System of Rice Intensification (SRI) on women farmers in Orissa, India. The women farmers I have met with are resilient individuals who can end hunger, if given the power and abilities to. Invest in women, invest in the future!