As the Heirloom Rice Project concludes its two phases, we review some of the notable accomplishments delivered by the team. ...

By enabling farmers to reduce their losses and add value to their traditional rice varieties with modern technology, the Heirloom Rice Project helped improve...

Rice grains inside a solar bubble dryer. (Photo by Isagani Serrano, IRRI) . ...

A rice parboiling system improves the livelihood of hundreds of women in Benin. ...

Rice production in Africa In sub-Saharan Africa, rice is a very important staple and cash crop. In 2006, the region produced more than 21.6 million metric...

Rice is, arguably, the world’s most important food crop. In spite of this prominence, the private sector for many years concentrated only on developing rice crop protection products such as herbicides and insecticides. There was little investment in improving rice varieties, and low participation in the crop seed  business. In the mid-1990s, however, several agricultural...