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Local and imported rice in Cotonou, Benin. (Photo: R.Raman) “Everyone to the farm,” is the new decree of President Wade of Senegal—a country that has seen massive riots in the last few months, when thousands of citizens carrying empty rice sacks on their heads marched in protest against soaring rice...

The reaction of different rice varieties to a highly virulent form of RYMV collected at Parakou, Benin. Although some lines were killed, others showed...

A woman threshes rice in Benin. (Photo: R. Raman) The 26th session of the Council of Ministers of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), held in Abuja, Nigeria,...

  Ren Wang (right) looks at Nerica plants with Warda field technicians Hélaine Diaka (left) and Eugenie Gbokede. (Photo: IRRI) The signs are ominous...

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...

  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...