As part of Peace Corps’ West Africa System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Toolkit, this handbook is designed for Peace Corps programming and training staff to assist with planning and executing SRI training programs, and any PCVs who are also involved in the planning and execution of these trainings. The SRI Toolkit also includes sample session plans and accompanying presentations, as separate files. In addition to this SRI Trainer Handbook, the toolkit also includes an SRI PCV Handbook.
As part of Peace Corps’ West Africa System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Toolkit, this handbook was designed primarily for Peace Corps Volunteers in West Africa and their communities, but is intended to be applicable to other audiences as well – both outside of Peace Corps and outside of West Africa. The methodology it covers, the System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, is an adaptable strategy for ecologically increasing rice production while decreasing inputs, and with some local adaptation can be used in a wide variety of circumstances.