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In a discovery that could have major implications for the worldwide food supply, scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines have identified and leveraged a gene that allows rice to thrive in nutrient deficient soil.
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society launched a new food security report for Asia in Mumbai today, calling for increased investment in rice research.
One of the worldâ€™s largest global scientific partnerships for sustainable agricultural development has launched a bold new research initiative that aims to dramatically improve the ability of rice farmers to feed growing populations in some of the worldâ€™s poorest nations.
Production of rice will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change.
Farmers in the "texting capital" of the worldâ€”the Philippinesâ€”will soon have nutrient management advice tailored specifically to their rice crops delivered to their mobile phones.
Los BaÃ±os, Philippines: In the last fifty years, the Philippines has more than tripled its rice yield, while the world average rice yield has increased only about 2.3 times.
Once-in-a-lifetime floods in the Philippines, Indiaâ€™s delayed monsoon, and extensive drought in Australia are taking their toll on this yearâ€™s rice crops, demonstrating the vulnerability of rice to extreme weather.
Recent interest in â€œland grabsâ€ or the international acquisition of land to produce rice is sparked by a looming threat of inadequate rice supplies.
The practices of Thailand's hill farmers have helped preserve the genetic diversity of rice, researchers in the United States and Thailand found. Research by Barbara A. Schaal of Washington University in St.