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(Photo: Guy Trébuil) Imagine, for a moment, that you are a Bhutanese farmer. Farming has been in your family for generations. You manage your farm now in the same way your father, and his father, managed the land. The other farmers in your village run things in much the same way. As far as you know, it has...

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

Many farmers of irrigated rice apply excess N during early crop growth, when crop demand for N is small, and then insuffi cient N at later growth stages...

Central to making farming more environmentally friendly, and so preserving and restoring such magnificent landscapes as this one in Bhutan, is the application...

A Tribal woman in northern Laos votes her preference by piling Job’s tears next to the name of a rice variety. This mode of preference analysis voting...

(Photo: Peter Fredenburg) When they come calling in a village, Truong Thi Ngoc Chi and Tran Thi Ngoc Mai bring the refreshments. They do this because the...

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...

Farmers in Laos weed upland rice, an activity that absorbs up to half of the crop’s labor demand. (Photo: Bruce Linquist) Phath Kantannam and her husband,...

Easy access: training and courseware specialist Albert Atkinson demonstrates how to use the Rice Knowledge Bank to Mark Bell, head of the IRRI Training...

Rice and wheat grown in rotation account for one-third of the cropping area of both grains in South Asia. Maintaining soil fertility and boosting yields...