You Are Browsing ‘Maps’ Category

Women rice farmers in Bangladesh (Photo: IRRI) Rice is the major staple food crop in Bangladesh. The harvested area covers 11.5 million hectares (because of 2–3 crops per year) or 80% of the cultivated area. Agriculture is the most important sector in Bangladesh’s economy. It contributes 19.6% to the...

(Photo: IRRI ) On average, each person in the world consumes more than 50 kilograms of rice a year (see FAOSAT Food supply quantity data). But, this average...

Fishermen and Sahelian goats by the Niger River at Segou, in Mali. (Photo: ILRI/Mann CC)  Remote sensing and spatial modeling have evolved significantly...

(Photo: IRRI) For the past 50 years, rice yield in Asia has generally increased from year to year. However, when we look at stability, the numbers reflect...

Andrew Nelson and his team show us a glimpse of the world painted according to numbers, figures, and data. Here, in psychedelic hues, Dr. Nelson presents...

Almost 40% of the world’s harvested rice area is in South Asia―home to 1.1 billion people (74% of the population) that survive on less than US$2.00...

The genetic diversity in traditional and modern rice varieties, and in the wild relatives of rice, is vital to agricultural development, as it provides...

Upland cold-tolerant variety rice fields in Banaue. The temperate regions of the world lie between the Arctic Circle and Tropic of Cancer, and the Antarctic...

Farmers have no control over water. Drought leaves them with little water, while storms ravage their crops. (Image collection of IRR) Water is essential...

Rice is produced in landscapes that range from extreme monocultures to highly diverse areas. Tropical rice fields often have a great diversity of naturally...