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The Alimit River winds through remote northeastern Ifugao Province, Philippines. (Photo: IRRI) In the overleaf that follows, the breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the winding Alimit River in remote northeastern Ifugao Province on Luzon Island in the Philippines shows how the landscape can be fashioned by...

RICE TERRACES and patchwork fi elds constitute a typically stunning Yunnan vista, which now—thanks to new high-yielding rice varieties that produce more...

THE NEW blast-resistant jasmine rice shortly before harvest. (Photo: Ubon Ratchathani Rice Research Center) Rice improvement efforts supported by the International...

Combining traditional and modern breeding techniques, researchers in Korea have succeeded in the perilously difficult task of making Korean rice varieties...

A PLASTIC DRUM SEEDER holds six or eight perforated cylindrical drums housing pregerminated seeds that are dropped in rows as the seeder is easily pushed...

DROUGHT that causes rice fields to dry up also forces women to travel long distances to find drinking water. (Photo: Humnath Bhandari) The headlines don’t...

FARMERS at Tarlac, Philippines, give feedback to researchers on new IRRI aerobic rice varieties in 2003. IRRI screens thousands of potential aerobic rice...

Farmers from Bone, South Sulawesi, watch a video on direct seeding using a drum seeder. The video was made by farmers in Southeast Sulawesi. (Photo: Trina...

CAMBODIAN RICE FARMER, Marie, is participating in a field trial that should enable her and her fellow farmers to grow more rice while saving money and...

(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...