Rice consumers concerned about reports that rice is linked to diabetes can rest assured that rice can be part of a healthy diet, with scientists finding that the glycemic index (GI) of rice varies a lot from one type of rice to another, with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.
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Using mobile technology, Filipino rice farmers now have access to personalized fertilizer advice and micro-loans to buy fertilizer for their crop thanks to a new partnership between a microfinance bank and a farmer-focused organization.
To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, IRRI has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its new Action plan to reduce planthopper damage to rice crops in Asia.
Rice consumers worldwide can now look forward to eating “green” rice with the launch of an initiative that will set environmentally sustainable and socially responsible rice production management standards.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has applauded the Thai Sustainable Planthopper initiative to restrict the use of two types of insecticides that are a major cause of outbreaks of brown planthoppers.
Rice farmers in the Philippines can now get advice via their mobile phone on the optimal timing, amount, and type of fertilizer to apply to their rice crop to maximize production and profit, and reduce waste.
Since its debut in the Philippines a year ago, Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile)—designed to give fertilizer guidelines to rice farmers via their mobile phones—is now available via smartphones with Android operating systems.
Farmers in Burundi will soon sow the seeds of hard work and international cooperation with the release of two new…
Southeast Asian rice farmers are harvesting an extra US$1.46 billion worth of rice a year as a result of rice…
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and national rice research institutes in Bangladesh and the Philippines have joined with Helen…
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).