Rice Today

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Opinion

In retrospect: IRRI Annual Report 1992-1993

The annual report for IRRI 1992-1993 highlights some of the accomplishments in research and international services to improve the well-being of present and future generations of rice farmers and consumers, particularly those with low incomes. This goal, although stated in somewhat different words, has remained essentially the same since IRRI’s founding in 1960. Given the continuing economic, social,...

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...