Because of low rainfall and lack of irrigation infrastructure, water management is often not an option for rainfed lowland rice farmers. But, thanks to...

Green Revolutions GR2.0 and GR3.0 will benefit the poorest of the poor who, for various reasons, did not reap rewards of the first one. (Photo:...

Ms. Afolabi Oluwatoyin Oluwakemi (far right), research assistant at AfricaRice Center is training young researchers how to detect pathogens that cause...

A seed of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the summer of 2008. Mr. Pal...

MAP OF central Benin showing the assessed inland valley areas (red) and the digitized inland valley sections (bluish black) from the IMPETUS database superimposed...

(Photo: ZURSUNBEANS.COM) Himachal Pradesh, the northernmost Indian state on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, could be the closest thing to the mythical...

SUDHANSHU SINGH (in checkered shirt) talks with the farmers in a village in Odisha to monitor the performance of flood-tolerant Swarna-Sub1 (background)...

Rice classification of rice (green) and late rice (orange) superimposed on a Google Earth image. The green dots are field verification points of rice. Remote...

(Photo: IRRI) Since the dawn of agriculture, drought has been the bane of farmers, especially  who grow rice, a crop that has special water requirements....

It takes, on average, 2,500 liters of water (by rainfall or irrigation) to produce just 1 kilogram of rice using traditional cultivation methods. Considering...