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IRRI Board member Ruth Oniang‘o admires a Nerica plant. (Photo: R.V. Raman) According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), paddy (unhulled rice) production in Africa has gone up for the sixth consecutive year, reaching 21.6 million tons in 2006,...

  Flooded rice fields, like this one at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, release significant amounts of the greenhouse...

Monty Jones with the plaque presented to him at the Africa Rice Center’s inaugural lecture in his honor. (Photo: R. Raman)       With...

It is said that if you want to be a good gardener you should always sow three seeds: one for the bugs, one for the weather, and one for yourself. But if...

Vicky Ntetema, BBC Bureau Chief in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, interviews a Tanzanian rice farmer during the Africa Rice Congress. (Photo: IRRI) Rice was...

Combining traditional and modern breeding techniques, researchers in Korea have succeeded in the perilously difficult task of making Korean rice varieties...

Many farmers of irrigated rice apply excess N during early crop growth, when crop demand for N is small, and then insuffi cient N at later growth stages...

Shrimp farming became very profitable with the introduction of large varieties raised for export, just as protection against saltwater intrusion made possible...