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More than 65% of the 1.7 billion people in South Asia live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Nearly, 70% of South Asians, which is one-fifth of the world’s population, consider rice as their staple food. With 41% arable land, the region produces more than 225 million tons of rice...

Water use in rice farming needs to be optimized to improve water availability for urban needs. ...

An update on three women farmers in India who were successful in their quest to rewrite their destiny. ...

MANILA, Philippines—Rice production in Asia faces a myriad of challenges including meeting the demands of an increasing population, dealing with climate...

A paper recently published in Nature Scientific Reports contends that crop models provide inaccurate estimates of rice yield projections under climate...

The world may be confronted with a global food crisis similar to the 2007-08 crisis as a result of the current El Niño episode. It is imperative that...

More than two years after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island of Leyte in the Philippines, the survivors, especially the farmers, are still struggling...

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are set on bringing their 40-year partnership to a new level. “It is a good idea to formalize our partnership,” said ADB President Takehiko Nakao, who was at IRRI yesterday (17 December 2015) with members of the bank’s leadership to visit experimental sites...

Trichogramma are tiny beneficial wasps that feed on the eggs of several pests, including stemborers and leaffolders. To help rice farmers in the Greater...

A new breed of rice is helping Filipino farmers in Bohol cope with seawater encroaching on their paddies. But in the race against climate change impacts...