Hybrid rice for Latin America

23 April, 2013 by (comments)

Published in the CIAT Annual report 2012-2013, out now. A new public-private partnership across Latin America promises to boost rice productivity and could help bolster the region as an emerging food basket for the world. Launched in 2012, the Hybrid Rice Consortium for Latin America (HIAAL, by its Spanish acronym) brings CIAT researchers together with other rice scientists, traders,Read More …

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Uruguay – a small country, big in rice

27 July, 2012 by (comments)
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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 inRead More …

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Rice roadmap provides an alternative to the quest for “mega-varieties”

8 September, 2011 by (comments)

Boosting rice production to feed a rapidly growing world population requires an urgent, coordinated global effort, according to a group of leading rice scientists. The scientists set out a roadmap for improving the “yield potential” of rice – the plant’s genetic capability to produce grain – during a special meeting of The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) at CIAT’sRead More …

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High hopes for lowland rice – PERU

7 January, 2011 by (comments)

A newly-released rice variety could help producers in coastal areas of Peru boost yields by more than 30 per cent. The “INIA 510 Mallares” variety is also more resilient to diseases, and produces rice with improved grain quality over varieties currently sown. Developed by rice researchers at Peru’s National Institute of Agricultural Innovation (INIA), using a parental line fromRead More …

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