Despite the widespread testing and promotion, alternate wetting and drying (AWD) has not been adopted in the entire country. New research investigates...

The global rice market is driven by factors that may radically change how rice is traded in the future. (Photo: IRRI) What is the true price of rice?...

During the past few decades, Asia has experienced a period of rapid economic growth that benefited many farmers and consumers. In fact, the decline in...

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is recognizing another crop of Outstanding Alumni during an upcoming quadrennial ceremony. They are Amitha...

(Photo: IRRI) There is a clear and present danger that another global food price crisis will emerge sooner rather than later. A key signal is the lackluster...

Rice in South Asia (Photo: Isagani Serrano) Rice is a staple for the majority of the 1.7 billion South Asian population and a source of livelihood for...

Global rice prices have been fairly stable since 2012 after a run up in the first half of 2011 in anticipation of the reintroduction of the Thai mortgage...

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...