GRiSP in motion
GRiSP aims to develop science-based solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s agricultural development problems. It mobilizes partners that operate on the cutting edge of science at one end of the globe and connects them with grass-roots partners at other ends. In this report, we present a snapshot of such activities that illustrates the tremendous gains that well-chosen partnerships can deliver. You’ll read about partnerships that discover new genes and deploy those genes to produce new rice varieties that increase tolerance of phosphorus deficiency, confer resistance to insect pests and virus diseases, or will lead to a completely new type of rice, called C4 rice, which could potentially increase yields by up to 50%. But, you’ll also read how GRiSP partners team up with indigenous people and local farmer groups in remote areas to preserve and improve age-old rice varieties and make sure they are retained for generations to come.