A woman walks into a rice field in northern India where farmers are using the technique known as Systems of Rice Intensification. Local officials claim the system recently produced a record rice harvest while using less fertilizer, water and seed.

Intensive Lunch: Controversial rice growing technique offers hope for bigger yields


Supporters say a novel way of growing rice and other crops can quadruple yields with less seed, water and fertilizer. It could be an important hedge against climate pressures–if the gains are real.

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