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MAP OF central Benin showing the assessed inland valley areas (red) and the digitized inland valley sections (bluish black) from the IMPETUS database superimposed on the Aster Digital Elevation Model. Inland valleys—common landscapes in Africa—can play a vital role in future food security because they...

Extrapolation domain map for shrimp-rice cultivation In the coastal polder zone of Bangladesh, satisfying food demand and improving the livelihoods of...

Rice classification of rice (green) and late rice (orange) superimposed on a Google Earth image. The green dots are field verification points of rice. Remote...

Satellite images showing flooded rice farms and buildings that were damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) in the northeastern part of Leyte Province...

C4 plants such as maize and sorghum have more efficient photosynthesis than C3 plants. The photosynthesis in C3 plants such as rice is not as efficient...

Progression of rice crop in Luzon, Philippines   Where? When? How much? These are some of the most frequently asked questions about rice cultivation...

Global rice areas produced more than 690 million tons of rough rice in 2012.1 If we divide this by the number of seconds in a year, then—on average—nearly...

Recent advances in remote sensing are quite exciting. A case in point is the availability of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors on...

Lesions of sheath blight on a highly susceptible rice variety. (Photo: IRRI) In a study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI),...

Rice under the heat of the sun. (Photo: IRRI) Rice thrives in hot and dry to humid climates. However, extreme heat episodes can irreversibly damage rice...