SRI-2030 is an initiative of Homeland Conservation (Registered Charity Number 1187541) to rapidly expand the use of eco-friendly agricultural practices around the world, particularly the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and related methods that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sequestration to combat global warming and climate change while meeting human needs more efficiently and abundantly. Homeland Conservation was established in 2020 to accelerate action to minimise global warming and achieve the imperative transition to Net Zero emissions. By protecting our climate and soils, we protect our homeland and our futures.
SRI-2030 builds on the work of millions of farmers in over 60 countries and more than two decades of research, outreach and extension by hundreds of scientists, international and local NGOs, government personnel, private sector actors, and many other advocates. Since Father Henri de Laulanié synthesised SRI methodology in the 1980s in Madagascar, its theory has been elaborated and its practice extended through the work of SRI-Rice at Cornell University, with which SRI-2030 works closely and collaboratively.
To transform rice cultivation to follow agricultural practices that enhance the environment and support sustainable food systems. Strengthening partnerships worldwide that work to preserve and support our natural resources eliminating environmental degradation, hunger, poverty, and inequalities globally.
To increase the currently estimated 6.7 million hectares of land under SRI cultivation to 50 million hectares by 2030 by uniting government, institutions, agencies, and individuals worldwide.
In doing so we estimate that this will prevent 1.4 billion tons of CO2e by 2030; and 8.5 billion tons by 2050. The extra 1 billion tons of rice yield generated combined with reduced inputs will generate an extra $275bn in profits for farmers by 2030, and $1.6tn by 2050.
SRI will help to feed the world’s growing population with less water and without requiring more land.