Rice Today

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Opinion

In retrospect: IRRI Annual Report 1981

IRRI often gets the comment that the modern IR rices are suited only to well-irrigated fields and have little impact elsewhere.  What about the farmers without irrigation who farm three-quarters of the rice lands in tropical Asia? During 1981, plans were initiated to give a much sharper focus to the efforts to develop improved varieties for the different rainfed areas. With the increase in irrigated...

Culture

A tapestry of rice, earth, and soul

The people of the Philippine Cordillera Region are so devoted to rice that they carved terraces out of the slopes of the imposing mountain range to provide their crops a place to grow. One could say their culture is composed of the terraces, the rice farmers, their traditional farming methods, and their heirloom rice. These are so closely intertwined that removing one would cause this delicate tapestry...