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

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...

(Photo: IRRI) There is a clear and present danger that another global food price crisis will emerge sooner rather than later. A key signal is the lackluster...

(Photo: R. Panaligan) Three major cereal price spikes hit world markets in the past few years, one in 2007-08, another in 2010-11, and the third in 2012....

The Rice Trader’s 4th annual World Rice Conference revealed that the global rice market was hinged on political decisions that would dictate rice exports,...