Nitrogen (N) is without doubt the nutrient that most limits rice production. It is typically required in greater quantities than any other nutrient if...

(Photo: IRRI) Wars ripped apart the social fabric of the Mekong basin in the 1960s and 1970s, bringing suffering and uncertainty to millions of Southeast...

Examining IR8 in the Institute fields in August 1967 are IRRI breeder Hank Beachell (crouching), visiting philanthropist John D. Rockefeller III (left),...

CAMBODIAN RICE FARMER, Marie, is participating in a field trial that should enable her and her fellow farmers to grow more rice while saving money and...

The price of rice has consistently fallen over the last 40 years. Since the beginnings of the Green Revolution in the mid-1960s, the real (inflation-adjusted) price of rice in the world market has been more than halved while global rice production has increased (Figure 1). This movement in price has not been smooth. An upward trend during the oil crisis in 1973-75 was...

The world food crisis of 1973-75 continues to shape the attitude of Asian policymakers toward food security. Occurring as it did in a period of volatility...

(Photo: IRRI) In the years following World War II, there was growing concern about the food problem in Asia. The population was growing at close to 3%...