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A seed of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the summer of 2008. Mr. Pal had planted rice on his small plot, not much bigger than a football field. Floods are an ever-present threat in the state, making it one of the poorest places...

THE CORE 3K RGP team at IRRI involves (left vertical row from top) Nickolai N. Alexandrov, Ma. Elizabeth B. Naredo, Maria Socorro R. Almazan , Flora C....

A GPS-guided field canopy sensor system mounted on a spray boom is used to measure some physical traits of rice plants. (Photo: IRRI) Since the first type...

The International Rice Congress is the largest gathering of rice scientists and experts who come from all over the world to share their latest research...

Increasing the yield potential of rice has always been the priority in working to increase food security. But, in the race to feed the world, grain quality,...

Once an unwanted waste material, rice husk is now used as fuel for generating electricity for households and industries as well as a replacement for wood...

(Photo: Matty Demont) A woman’s touch saves seeds Rural women are the “seed custodians” in Bangladesh. They play the primary, but typically unrecognized,...

Before scientists ever started crossing different rice plants, farmers had inadvertently been at it for centuries. By the mid- 1800s, scientists were catching...

People often argue passionately for or against genetically modified (GM) crops. Rice Today’s aim here is not to take sides in a debate that has often...

Young Africans, such as Mounirou Sow from Niger, who have been trained in the AfricaRice biotechnology laboratory are dedicated to applying molecular breeding...