Uruguay – a small country, big in rice

27 July, 2012 by (comments)

The latest edition of Rice Today, produced by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), features rice production in… Uruguay.

This small country in the temperate south-east of South America is something of an outlier in the rice world, pursuing its own brand of high-value rice production, and in so doing has managed to carve out its own place in the rice hall of fame. It’s worth mentioning that over two-thirds of the rice grown there comes from an improved variety developed by CIAT.

To find out exactly why Uruguay has come to the attention of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), click to read the article – and the full issue.

The same issue also features an article on the importance of hybrid rice for improving food security in the tropics, which covers some of the work by CIAT and the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR).

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