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Crop lodging is the most important constraint in achieving high yields and plant breeders agree that more research is needed to develop lodging-resistant rice varieties. However, screening for lodging susceptibility under natural conditions is difficult because of unpredictable weather conditions. Until...

Genetic gain is the amount of increase in performance achieved annually through artificial selection. Genetic gain estimation is vital for any crop breeding...

The goals of smallholders in rainfed areas are generally to reduce risks, generate income, and achieve food security. These goals, to some extent, could...

Most underutilized crops are meagrely cultivated in hunger-prone regions and have the potential to alleviate food and nutrient deficiency of a larger population...

The adoption of stress-tolerant versions of popular rice cultivars can enable farming communities to mitigate the current and future challenges of recurrent...

This study was motivated by a need to document and understand how genebank users make use of genetic resources to enhance access to, and promote the use...

The government of Bangladesh has supported land-use intensification, with an initial focus on rice which now covers 78% of total arable land. While this...

In Kenya, Komboka can enhance food and nutrition security by increasing local rice production which will, in turn, contribute to a reduction of rice imports...

In Bangladesh, in terms of food security for the increasing population and the transformation of agrifood systems, the dominant double-cropping based pattern...

In southern Vietnam, government support has facilitated the adoption of ecological engineering for pest management by thousands of rice farmers. Despite...