Rice Today

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Opinion

In retrospect: IRRI Annual Report 1985

The CGIAR study showed striking increases in rice production as a result of the collaboration between IRRI and national agricultural systems. Farmers grow high yielding rice varieties on 70 million hectares—about 55% of the rice land in developing countries. The yield increase contribution of modern varieties alone, not considering their catalytic role in encouraging other inputs that increase...

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...