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There are several reasons for low varietal replacement rates. These include the lack of extension services and access to newly developed high-yielding, stress-tolerant rice varieties as well as the unavailability of the seed when farmers need them. But rice farmers are open to the new varieties if the constraints...

Increasing cropping intensity in fallow lands could substantially improve food production and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities in Odisha. ...

Sahbhagi dhan and other drought-tolerant rice varieties can be viable and deliverable technologies for reducing poverty in drought-prone areas in Eastern...

In recent years, the demand for pigmented rice varieties has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity among consumers. However, its seed supply chain remains...

Bacterial blight of rice caused by Xanthomonasoryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is one of the most destructive diseases that affect rice-growing regions worldwide....

A proposed standard for determining the reliability of genetic markers makes modern integrated breeding approaches more consistent in designing better...

IRRI has worked in Burundi since 2008 to enhance national capacity in breeding and research on rice and rice-based systems in the country. These will amplify...

After Golden Rice receives all the required approvals for food, feed, and cultivation and is found to be efficacious, a sustainable delivery program will...

The Green Super Rice project has made great progress in the past ten years using advances in rice functional genomic studies, which have identified hundreds...

(Photo: Temasek Life Science Laboratory©) It may come as a surprise that the highly urbanized city-state is the birthplace of a sturdy high-yielding...