Promoting the wider use of hydroponics paddy nursery can help Indian rice farmers save significant amounts of water, land, labor, time, and other resources....

A new study shows vitamin E’s famous antioxidant property is more than skin deep and could also be useful in preserving the genetic diversity stored...

The adoption of stress-tolerant rice varieties in 22 districts in Nepal is leading the way to sustainable rice production and food security in the country....

There is a pressing need to look for sustainable ways to accelerate the production, dissemination, and adoption of new rice varieties to meet future demand...

Seed growers turn Anambé into a valley of prosperity ...

A NERICA4 seed multiplication field in Namutumba District, eastern Uganda. (Photo: Tareke Berhe, Sasakawa-Global 2000) Compared with other West African...

A low-cost, farm-level dryer is tested at a farmer’s house in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. (Photo: IRRI)  Even though rice prices have come down...

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...