The IRRI Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Program: Directions and Achievements

The IRRI Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Program: Directions and Achievements

C. Piggin, S. Bhuiyan, O. Ito, S. Kam, G. Kirk, J.K. Ladha, G. McLAren, K. Moody, M. Mortimer, R. Nelson, S. Pandey, T. Paris, W. Reinchardt, S. Sarkarung, T. Setter, R.K. Sigh, U. Sigh, V.P. Sigh, G. Trebuil, T. Tuong, L. Wade, R. Zeigler

About one-fourth of the world's rice lands are in the rainfed lowlands (IRRI 1997). Rainfed lowland rice is a major staple crop for farmers in many parts of Asia. There are also significant areas in Latin America and Africa. The total reported area has not changed much over the past 10 years (Huke and Huke 1997), but there have been increases of more than 20% in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Lao PDR, and reductions of more than 20% in Myanmar, the Philippines, and Nepal.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0117-8180
  • ISBN: 9712201112
  • Pages: 54

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