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In the past 29 years, the Germplasm Utilization Value Added (GUVA) project has delivered six released varieties that are resistant to some of the major diseases and pests to ensure high-yield stability in the tropics. These helped expand the cultivation area for temperate japonica to tropical regions. GUVA’s...

Commercial-oriented farming practices have seriously deteriorated soil health along with contributing to environmental pollution. This study suggested...

Climate change is likely to have huge impacts on the problematic weeds and their management. Therefore, continuous research is needed to formulate new...

The Green Super Rice (GSR) breeding strategy began in 2008 at IRRI to efficiently develop lines with multiple-stress tolerance and more nutrient- and water-use...

Sustainable intensification involves trade-offs between “sustainability” and “intensification”. Such trade-offs are likely to occur...

CGIAR Centers manage some of the oldest, largest, and most diverse collections of staple food crops in the world that are held in-trust as global public...

Conservation agriculture (CA) has a major influence on the relative abundance of weed species, while weed control is perceived as one of the most challenging...

While inorganic fertilizers combined with high-yielding varieties, mechanization, irrigation, and other inputs have contributed to sustained increases...

The rice production method, dry direct seeding (DSR), is the alternate option for the successful cultivation of aus rice where irrigation water is scarce...

This chapter explores how, in Bangladesh, conservation agriculture improves soil physical, biochemical, and biological health, leading to improved cropping...