Tanzanian farmers can now boost rice production with the release of two new high-yielding varieties.
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Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of two unlikely parents that is spawning a new generation of rice that has double the salinity tolerance of other rice.
IRRI and Syngenta have signed a cooperation agreement for the second phase of the Scientific Know-how and Exchange Program.
Dr. J.K. Ladha, an internationally acclaimed scientist and rice research leader, will now represent both India and Nepal, with more…
Scientists have pinpointed a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20% more grain by increasing uptake of phosphorus.
Rice consumers concerned about reports that rice is linked to diabetes can rest assured that rice can be part of a healthy diet, with scientists finding that the glycemic index (GI) of rice varies a lot from one type of rice to another, with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.
By planting flowers around their rice paddies, women farmers in Vietnam are saving 42% on insect control costs.
The President of the Philippines visited IRRI to learn about rice research and its impact.
The pursuit to rein in hunger with the development of a “cutting-edge” rice of the future has received a financial…
An airtight, reusable plastic bag that protects stored rice from moisture, pests, and rats, and keeps rice seeds viable, is now available to Filipino farmers in selected retails stores.
Using mobile technology, Filipino rice farmers now have access to personalized fertilizer advice and micro-loans to buy fertilizer for their crop thanks to a new partnership between a microfinance bank and a farmer-focused organization.