Strengthening the breeding pipeline

Strengthening the breeding pipeline

Improved rice varieties have helped farmers provide a steady supply of rice to about 3.5 billion who depend on rice for food. Breeding a new rice variety typically takes 8-9 years. However, with the world’s food produced and grown under changing climate conditions, depleting resources, and rising population, improved new varieties need to be developed and released faster.

IRRI is re-structuring the overall breeding operation through Transforming Rice Breeding (TRB), a project that will make the irrigated breeding pipelines more efficient and targeted.


  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 2 pages
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