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Access to quality seeds by smallholder farmers has always been a constraint to varietal diffusion. It takes significant time to produce and distribute seeds of new varieties evaluated through the existing network. As a part of the seed system strengthening initiative in Bargarh, the Durgeswari  Self-Help...

The rising demand for nutritious foods provides manufacturers an opportunity to diversify their products to cater to specific markets. Whole-grain cookies...

A milestone in rice breeding involved the SUB1 gene that enables rice to survive underwater for 14 days.  This gene has been introduced into several mega...

The high use of chemical pesticides at large scales and the co-dependence of technologies, such as hybrid rice varieties and direct-seeded rice, are associated...

High temperatures cause significant yield losses in major rice-growing areas of the world, posing a stiff challenge in meeting the demand for rice from...

Traditional rice varieties have been critical for developing improved stress-tolerant rice varieties. Tools to analyze the genome sequences of traditional...

Even though Telangana is one of the leading rice-producing states in India, the awareness and options around new varieties among a significant number of...

The Haor Region has been experiencing early-season flash floods almost every year. The flash floods completely inundate rice fields immediately before...

Periodically assessing the soil’s health is very important to show the effect of current agricultural practices on the soil and maintain soil nutrients...

Rice cultivation in the salt flats of southern Bangladesh accounts for 25%  of the country’s total cultivated land. In this coastal area, characterized...