The rice eel, an invasive alien species, has become a slippery problem for many farmers in Northern and Central Philippines where most of the country’s...

Rice lost to parasitic weeds would be enough to feed 4.5 million people a year. ...

AfricaRice News Release Striga aspera on rice in Cote d’Ivoire. (Photo: AfricaRice) An international team of researchers representing the Africa...

  (Photos: John R. Leeper) Rice is a major food crop in the world and it would be safe to assume that it will remain the world’s leading food...

In the late 1960s, newly developed, high-yielding rice varieties launched the Asian Green Revolution, which rapidly pushed up yields and allowed rice production to keep pace with population growth. In the Philippines, as in many other countries, widespread use of pesticides expanded in step with the new varieties. This was largely due to concerns that crop losses from...