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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 on developing-country rice sectors should take a close look at Mexico’s experience and learn from a recent campaign—led by the Mexican Rice Council...

CIAT’s award-winning data crunchers: (From left – above) María Camila Rebolledo, Daniel Jiménez, Víctor Hugo Patiño, Juan Felipe Rodríguez....

CORNELL PHD candidate Alice Beban (left) used her ARFUSA travel grant to enhance her field research in Cambodia. Here, she interviews a Cambodian farm...

IMPROVED RICE lines ready for transplanting in Peru. (Photo: CIAT) They’re not the biggest rice producers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). But,...

(Photo: Finbarr Horgan, IRRI) Apple snails (Pomacea spp.) have been a problem for Asian rice farmers for decades. First introduced in the late 1980s to...

(Photo: CIAT) The long and tortuous route traveled by many of the more than 400 improved rice varieties developed in the last several decades by the International...

(Photo: Martin Gummert) At first, the flatbed rice grain dryer did not take off in most countries because of the high-cost kerosene-fueled burner. Its...

The new IRRI moisture testers can help farmers come up with more-informed decisions on safe storage. (Photo: Isagani Serrano, IRRI) Farmers need not crack...

A long time ago, I was told, “Rice is to Asians what wine is to Europeans.” Wine is linked to Europe’s culture and cuisines as closely as rice is...

(Photo: Isagani Serrano) Hybrid rice has the potential to produce up to 30% more yield than the best-performing modern inbred varieties, thanks to A hybrid...