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This Primer describes the history of rice domestication, the importance of wild relatives of rice for crop improvement, and the domestication of wild species of rice not previously planted by farmers—a new approach called neodomestication. ...

The Green Super Rice (GSR) breeding strategy began in 2008 at IRRI to efficiently develop lines with multiple-stress tolerance and more nutrient- and water-use...

The prospects for rice self-sufficiency in sub-Saharan Africa are being subverted by abiotic and biotic factors, including plant diseases. Several important...

The objective of the proposed software package EasyIDP (easy intermediate data processor) is to address previously identified difficulties and decrease...

A new study discovered rare traditional rice varieties with the genetic basis for increased catechin and total flavonoid content leading to heightened...

Rice yield losses due to stem borers and the choice by farmers to predominantly use insecticides to control stem borers demonstrate a continuing need to...

The rapid shift from healthy choices to unhealthy food choices due to the lure of lower prices, ease of preparation, and more palate appeal has driven...

The 2010 study examined the decreasing grain yield of IR8, which was the first modern rice variety of the Green Revolution, and provides strong justification...

In the 1950s, Asia is on the brink of famine. Food is scarce and millions of people are in danger of suffering from starvation. So, in 1960, IRRI was established...

For plant geneticist Luke Young and biologist Rory Hornby, the solution to the world’s food security is an audacious concept: sea farming or ocean agriculture...