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Let’s talk rice at IRC2014!

Held every 4 years, the International Rice Congress brings together the brightest minds to discuss the latest scientific findings, industry trends, and changes in the marketplace

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ASIA

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IRRI and Nepal

The IRRI-Nepal partnership boasts of key achievements such as improved crop management and productivity, more rice information sources, better rice varieties, and capacity building

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THE AMERICAS

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Where Latin America’s rice gets a baptism by fire

The Santa Rosa Experiment Station in Colombia is where all new rice varieties are rigidly scrutinized before they reach farmers’ fields across Latin America

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AFRICA

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Climate-smart rice for Africa

Africa faces the reality of climate change with new rice varieties adapted to environmental stresses expected to become more frequent and intense

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RICE MAPS

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Mapping opportunities to increase productivity in coastal Bangladesh

Before a new cropping system can be recommended, it is important to determine areas where it could be successful

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POLICY AND ECONOMICS

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Rice in South Asia

Rice is a staple for the majority of the 1.7 billion South Asian population and a source of livelihood for more than 50 million households.

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OPINIONS

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India makes access to food a right, not a privilege

In September 2013, India’s parliament passes the world’s largest subsidized food program

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PEOPLE

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An interview with Peinda Cissé, Senegal’s mother of modern rice farming

Peinda Cissé proves that rice farming is not just a man’s world anymore

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ARTS AND CULTURE

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Happy birthday, rice!

Once upon a time, the people of Kerala (India) held a birthday bash for a very special celebrator: rice

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