RICE IS the most important staple in Sierra Leone, and Liberia, however, the Ebola crisis threatens to undo the progress made in improving domestic production....

As a result of the the 2008 rice crisis, many nations have moved toward food security by attaining rice self-sufficiency. (Photo: IRRI) Rice will never...

Compared with the prices of other cereals such as wheat and maize, rice prices were relatively subdued for much of 2007. In late 2007, however, prices...

As we grapple with the world rice crisis, I think of Alexander Humboldt, Henry Bates, Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin, and Richard Spruce. These extraordinary naturalists wove their exceptional powers of observation into the bases of the modern sciences of biogeography, meteorology, geology, tropical biology, and evolution. Their wide interests and insight contributed...

Local and imported rice in Cotonou, Benin. (Photo: R.Raman) “Everyone to the farm,” is the new decree of President Wade of Senegal—a country that...

The world food crisis of 1973-75 continues to shape the attitude of Asian policymakers toward food security. Occurring as it did in a period of volatility...