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June 23, 2021

Farmers know best: Developing salt-tolerant rice in Vietnam’s Mekong delta

June 22, 2021

Africa can be self-sufficient in rice production

Study: Rising nighttime temps rob yields in rice, wheat

June 21, 2021

IRRI launches Bio-Innovation Center with new Bioseed research partnership

June 18, 2021

Colombia - Nuevo apoyo a la comercialización de arroz integral permitirá reducir los inventarios existentes del cereal: MinAgricultura

June 17, 2021

India - Bihar speeds up seed distribution for early sowing of paddy (Hindustan Times)

June 16, 2021

RiceTec announces its Louisiana Field Day 2021

June 15, 2021

Vietnam - Untapped rice varieties could sustain crop supplies in face of climate change

East African countries champion an integrated rice sector development in the region to curb escalating imports

Kenya - Government, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) collaborate to boost rice production through hybrid varieties (KBC)

June 14, 2021

Indian Institute of Rice Research (ICAR-IIRR) releases four new rice varieties (Telangana Today)

Kenya to introduce hybrid rice seed (Farmers Review Africa)

June 11, 2021

The Philippines - More certified seeds to be distributed under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)

Philippine rice varieties info accessible worldwide

Philippine Rice Research Institute researchers iterate that 40kg of high-quality rice seeds are sufficient to plant a 1-ha field

Taiwan - Drought results in rice area reduction and crop loss

España - 7.000 hectáreas de arroz sembradas con semillas defectuosas causarán 10,5 millones de € de pérdidas (El Periódico de Extremadura)

June 10, 2021

Kingdom of Cambodia helps in direct-seeded rice rice project

June 8, 2021

IRRI webinar puts emphasis on sustainable intensification of rice-based systems

June 7, 2021

The Philippines - Hybrid rice areas seen yielding up to 12 tons per hectare (Business World)

June 4, 2021

España - Más de 7.000 ha de arroz en Extremadura se ven afectadas por semillas defectuosas (Interempresas)

June 3, 2021

The Philippines - Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) – Seed Program's seed distribution made easier thru digital platform

Horizon Ag's Louisiana field day set for June 29 near Kaplan - In-person event to focus on latest Clearfield and Provisia varieties

June 2, 2021

Yuan Longping, el «padre del arroz híbrido» que acabó con el hambre en China

May 31, 2021

Clemson University researcher to lead group driving revival of Southern heirloom crops

May 28, 2021

Egyptian Parliament approves the prohibition of rice cultivation in non-designated areas

May 24, 2021

IRRI welcomes new Board of Trustees’ Chair and Vice-Chair

After COVID-19: Where next for Climate Resilient Agricultural Development in the Global South?

“Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping’s Legacy: An agricultural innovation that helps feed the world

Professor Yuan Longping, father of hybrid rice, passes away



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