Thousands of rice landraces have disappeared due to the monoculture of high-yielding rice varieties.
Geographic Indication (GI) tagging, a legal system for protecting trade names and trademarks used in relation to food products identified with a particular region, can help maintain agricultural biodiversity.
GI could help increase demand based on the unique quality of traditional rice varieties and encourage more farmers to plant them and prevent their extinction.
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