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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 farmers. Rice production is an important livelihood of around 724,000 farmers in Lao PDR, whose rice sector is rapidly transforming from pure subsistence...

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....

For thousands of years, the  indigenous tribes of the mountainous Cordillera region in the northern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines placed their...

A spectrum of varieties. Rice genome diversity reflects the landscapes where rice is grown – from lowland paddies to sloping uplands. (Photo:IRRI) The...

Melissa Fitzgerald (right) and Teodie Atienza analyze rice-grain quality. (Photo: Jose Raymond Panaligan) The publication in 2005 of the rice genome—the...

The Alarm project will help researchers predict how climate change will affect rice-growing regions such as this area along the Magat River, which separates...

A GROUP OF RICE FARMERS, led by rural development expert Jan Orsini (hidden), raises an incongruous but rousing Thai victory chant in Comilla, Bangladesh....

DR. BRAR EXAMINES an example of the wild species Oryza rufi pogon, which donated tolerance to acid sulfate soils to IRRI’s popular, highyielding variety...