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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, is sometimes forgotten. Developing rice varieties without considering grain quality can leave farmers with a low-value product and consumers with rice...

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...

In Lao PDR, rice production is an important livelihood of 724,000 farmers. (Photo: IRRI) In Lao PDR, rice production is an important livelihood of 724,000...

The wild relatives of rice are repositories of important traits that help breeders improve rice. (Photo: IRRI) Scientists are scouring the deep and “wild”...

Lady beetles are farmers’ best friends because they eat pests that destroy rice. (Photo: Chris Quintana) Don’t let the lady beetle’s adorable...

The Vault’s illuminated roof against the scenic surroundings. (Photo: Mari Tefre/Global Crop Diversity Trust) The first was a footprint on the Moon....