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Global chronic hunger has declined faster than hidden hunger thanks to large-scale food security programs around the world. This is a testament to the power of development-driven research, unwavering level of commitment, science-based foresight, and global cooperation and investment. While there is still...

The COVID-19 pandemic had struck at a time when the agrifood system was facing a healthy outlook, implying that the recurrence of a world food crisis is...

A study of the rice milling industry would provide the overall context within which to examine the drivers and barriers to the growth of the rice sector...

Thanks to crop insurance and climate-smart rice varieties, smallholder farmers in Odisha enjoy some protection from the financial risks posed by extreme...

Can agricultural advisory services provide business opportunities for agro-input dealers? ...

India has come a long way in the past 5 decades from a country with a severe food deficit to being a major grain exporter. The frequent food shortages...

RICE IS the most important staple in Sierra Leone, and Liberia, however, the Ebola crisis threatens to undo the progress made in improving domestic production....

A SHIPMENT of rice in a warehouse in Manila, Philippines (Photo: IRRI) Historically, a small amount of rice is traded globally compared with other crops...

The global rice market is driven by factors that may radically change how rice is traded in the future. (Photo: IRRI) What is the true price of rice?...

During the past few decades, Asia has experienced a period of rapid economic growth that benefited many farmers and consumers. In fact, the decline in...