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Self-financed farmer cooperatives are a viable strategy to increase irrigated rice area to attain a national yield average of six tons per hectare. ...

A service provider from CSISA demonstrates the mechanical transplanting of rice to extension agents. (Photo: CSISA) BHUBANESWAR, Odisha—The Cereal Systems...

During his visit to IRRI, Secretary Piñol was interested in bringing advances in rice production developed through IRRI’s research to the farmers “so we can focus on food production and poverty alleviation,” which is a cornerstone of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.  “Technologies are useless unless they are in the hands of farmers,” said Secretary...

Loop surveys were conducted in the wet and dry season every four to five years from 1966-67 to 2011-12—the longest farm surveys in existence—in which detailed records were kept on production systems and family activities. This article discusses a survey of about 100 farmers in Central Luzon, Philippines. The route of the survey forms a “loop” along the national...

The living quarters of the Santos family are on the second story of a house behind their small store. (Photo: IRRI) Loop surveys were conducted in the wet and dry season every four to five years from 1966-67 to 2011-12—the longest farm surveys in existence—in which detailed records were kept on production systems and family activities. This article discusses a survey...

The rice fungal disease known as blast is a scourge to farmers across the rice-growing world. Rice blast disease remains the most destructive disease of...

Breeding for nutrition: More goodness from staple crops Precious cargo: Seeds of Life for East Timor Looking forward to International Year of Rice 2004 The...