Farmer's primer on growing rice, A (Ilokano)
In less than 30 years, the earth will be home to 8 billion people, more than half of whom will depend on rice as their staple food. To feed them will require a 74% increase in global rice production, from today’s 518 million tons to 900 million tons.
More than ever, rice farmers, technicians, teachers, and scientists need to understand the whys and hows of modern rice production. But recommendations given to farmers often do not answer questions such as how to increase the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer, how to lessen the chance of lodging, or why modern varieties are usually superior.