Parasitic weeds invade around 1.34 million hectares of rainfed rice areas in Africa causing damages estimated at USD 200 million. ...

Smallholder rice farmers are finding strength in numbers through a scheme that helps them lower their production costs and increases their productivity....

Sentinel-1A, a radar imaging satellite, is an important tool for rice mapping and monitoring. It can provide detailed information on Asia’s rice...

C4 plants such as maize and sorghum have more efficient photosynthesis than C3 plants. The photosynthesis in C3 plants such as rice is not as efficient...

Named after the twin river systems, the Indus and the Ganges, the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) is South Asia’s major food-producing region that comprises...

Women rice farmers in Bangladesh (Photo: IRRI) Rice is the major staple food crop in Bangladesh. The harvested area covers 11.5 million hectares (because...

(Photo: IRRI ) On average, each person in the world consumes more than 50 kilograms of rice a year (see FAOSAT Food supply quantity data). But, this average...

(Photo: IRRI) For the past 50 years, rice yield in Asia has generally increased from year to year. However, when we look at stability, the numbers reflect...

Andrew Nelson and his team show us a glimpse of the world painted according to numbers, figures, and data. Here, in psychedelic hues, Dr. Nelson presents...

Almost 40% of the world’s harvested rice area is in South Asia―home to 1.1 billion people (74% of the population) that survive on less than US$2.00...