Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of two unlikely parents that is spawning a new generation of rice that has double the salinity tolerance of other rice.
By planting flowers around their rice paddies, women farmers in Vietnam are saving 42% on insect control costs.
Bangladesh’s rice farmers recovering from Cyclone Mohashe will receive free seed of flood-tolerant rice from IRRI.
A US$3 million donation has established the Lee Foundation Rice Scholarship Program to educate and train future rice scientists.
An airtight, reusable plastic bag that protects stored rice from moisture, pests, and rats, and keeps rice seeds viable, is now available to Filipino farmers in selected retails stores.
An international research hub has opened in Hanoi, Vietnam to develop climate-smart farming technologies for SE Asia.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are continuing to fight malnutrition in the Philippines, and continuing Golden Rice research as a potential way to reduce vitamin A deficiency.
A US$12 mill investment in rice research returns more than $70 million in benefits to rice farmers and national economies.