The rapid uptake of this scientific innovation known as the "Miracle Rice," and its subsequent varieties, marked the first Green Revolution and proved that agricultural innovation could change the course of history. In celebration of IR8's 50th year, IRRI has called on writers to provide their insights on the future of the global rice sector and how innovations can change the world again.
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