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We are a small and flexible team part of the Department of Global Development, 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

 working with a large network of partners, consultants and experts from around the world   

Program Lead

Erika Styger, PhD in Crop and Soil Science, Program Leader (CV; website)​


Jean-Claude Balcet PhD, Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Washington DC

Joeli Barison, SRI Specialist and Agronomist, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Harouna Toure, SRI, SWI and Oryza glaberrima Specialist, Timbuktu, Mali

Jean Apedoh, SRI and Oryza glaberrima Specialist, Lomé, Togo

Gaoussou Traore PhD, Regional Coordinator SRI-WAAPP Project (Phase 1: 2014-2016), Bamako, Mali


Cornell University Collaborators

Susan McCouch, Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, School of Integrative 

Plant Science (SIPS), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Chelsea Specht, Professor, Plant Biology, SIPS/CALS

Jacob Landis, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Specht Lab, SIPS/CALS

Sandra Harrington, Compliance Coordinator, McCouch Rice Lab, SIPS/CALS​

Margaret Royall, Greenhouse Study Coordinator, IP-CALS

Rosemary Glos, Student, majoring in Plan Science: Evolution and Systematics

Derek Warner, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wenjia Wu, Doctoral Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Regenerative rice production with Black farming communities in the Southern USA

Jubilee Justice

Evaluation of nursery methods on plant development and grain yield of rice in the Hudson Valley of New York  


Saamaka Rice Diversity Study and Sustainable Intensification 

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Applying SRI Principles to Fonio

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Scaling up SRI in West Africa

In-situ conservation Oryza glaberrima

Farmer Associations Goundam and Dire Circles, Timbuktu Region, Mali

SRI Global Inc.

3D-printing for smallholder rice equipment 


Wheat agronomy revisited

Farmer Associations Goundam and Dire Circles, Timbuktu Region, Mali

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