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By enabling farmers to reduce their losses and add value to their traditional rice varieties with modern technology, the Heirloom Rice Project helped improve their profitability—an incentive to continue growing the rice and preserve a significant cultural heritage site that is threatened by neglect. ...

For many African countries like Burundi, agricultural mechanization can be a transformative tool for achieving food security and economic prosperity. ...

Farmers in North America met the pressing competitive challenges they faced in the late 19th century through a disruptive innovation in cultivation technology...

In intensive flooded rice systems that predominate in much of Asia, the management of crop residues can be a problem. In the past, farmers manually harvested...

Is it possible to sequester carbon in rice soils while reducing greenhouse gas emissions? What are the trade-offs and synergies between soil organic carbon...

Seed growers turn Anambé into a valley of prosperity ...

A rice parboiling system improves the livelihood of hundreds of women in Benin. ...

Millions of Asian rice farmers struggle with low-quality grains, which are brought about by poor postharvest management, inappropriate technology, and...

A plane sprays fungicide over rice fields in eastern Uruguay. (Photo: Neil Palmer, CIAT) Uruguay is a small country in the Southern Cone of South America,...

SKULL AND RICE decorate Dia de los Muertos festival in Mexico City. (Photo: Alejandro De la Cruz) Anyone worried about the impacts of trade liberalization...