There are several reasons for low varietal replacement rates. These include the lack of extension services and access to newly developed high-yielding,...

Participants learning the basics of quality rice seed production at a ToT held at IRRI in Odisha. (Photo: IRRI India) . Quality seed is not only the most...

Odisha, India—Demonstration plots have been used in introducing new varieties that are appropriate and beneficial to the growing conditions of the region...

(Photo by R. Baltazar) KATHMANDU, Nepal, 24 October–A reliable seed network is crucial in bringing climate-smart rice varieties faster to farmers who...

With no advanced education, Khushi Ram Mishra and Lok Nath Devkota have become successful seed producer farmers in Nepal. Their success stories are still...

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...

Rice Today has come a long way since its first issue in 2002, when its editorial contents were almost all coming from the International Rice Research...

Although there are chemicals developed to control this disease, none of them are completely effective at eliminating outbreaks. ...

(Photo: Matty Demont) A woman’s touch saves seeds Rural women are the “seed custodians” in Bangladesh. They play the primary, but typically unrecognized,...

In 1982, Dr. César Martínez visited a rained rice-growing area near Tarapoto, in Peru’s upper Amazon Basin. Martínez, then a rice breeder with...