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Experts say rice productivity/yield in different Indian states is not proportionate to the volume of rice produced by them due to variation in irrigation systems and use of fertilizers. An article in Live...
4 years 7 months ago
Compared to other export commodities, rice like most other agricultural products has a relatively low value and is therefore not seen as very significant for generating national export revenues. However,...
4 years 7 months ago
Rodent damage to rice production in the tropics has seen increased interest by the research community over the last couple of decades, but rodents are a big problem for temperate rice farmers too.
4 years 7 months ago
Oryza rufipogon which is more commonly known as red rice is categorized as a noxious weed across numerous states in the US, whereas in other countries around the world it is a major food staple and even...
4 years 7 months ago
India government's decision to cap levy rice procurement by states at 25% will reduce procurement on government account, cut subsidies, infuse additional rice availability in open market and make it...
4 years 8 months ago
  Vitamin A deficiency, which causes blindness in 500,000 children a year (half of whom die within 12 months), is deservingly receiving a lot of attention from rice scientists who are breeding rice...
4 years 8 months ago
  You might think that rice farming is the last thing the South Sudanese are concerned about due to the violence that has torn the country apart since fighting between factions in the government broke out...
4 years 8 months ago
Women make up at least half of the world’s rice farmers and their importance in world rice production will become greater as it tends to be the men who migrant to the cities in search for jobs leaving...
4 years 8 months ago
The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) which has 15 members, stretching from Senegal in the west to Nigeria in the East has estimated that in order to deal with shocks which lead to food...
4 years 8 months ago
Rice production in Tanzania is booming but so is the country’s urban population. Tanzania will therefore be challenged to satisfy its domestic demand for rice, let alone to become a world exporter. Some...
4 years 8 months ago
Rwanda – highest rice yielding country in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013 – produces over 5.5 tons of rough rice per hectare, followed by Niger (5 tons) and Kenya (4.6 tons). Rice production in Sub-Saharan...
4 years 8 months ago
Locusts swarming over the land devouring everything growing in the fields sounds like a story out of the bible but it is a real threat for millions of Madagascan farmers. The Food and Agricultural...
4 years 8 months ago
Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) began in 2008 and aims to provide higher yielding rice varieties suitable for rain-fed rice farmers in Africa and South Asia which can grow in areas...
4 years 8 months ago
India government's recent directive to states not to declare bonuses on the minimum support prices (MSP) of rice and wheat is a progressive policy as it will enhance market availability, tame food...
4 years 9 months ago
For rice farmers, spotting fish in their flooded paddy fields is common. Wild stocks of fish have always prospered in the aquatic environment of paddy fields and rice farmers have benefited from the...
4 years 9 months ago

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Experts say rice productivity/yield in different Indian states is not proportionate to the volume of rice produced by them due to variation in irrigation systems and use of fertilizers. An article in Live...
4 years 7 months ago
Compared to other export commodities, rice like most other agricultural products has a relatively low value and is therefore not seen as very significant for generating national export revenues. However,...
4 years 7 months ago
Rodent damage to rice production in the tropics has seen increased interest by the research community over the last couple of decades, but rodents are a big problem for temperate rice farmers too.
4 years 7 months ago
Oryza rufipogon which is more commonly known as red rice is categorized as a noxious weed across numerous states in the US, whereas in other countries around the world it is a major food staple and even...
4 years 7 months ago
India government's decision to cap levy rice procurement by states at 25% will reduce procurement on government account, cut subsidies, infuse additional rice availability in open market and make it...
4 years 8 months ago
  Vitamin A deficiency, which causes blindness in 500,000 children a year (half of whom die within 12 months), is deservingly receiving a lot of attention from rice scientists who are breeding rice...
4 years 8 months ago
  You might think that rice farming is the last thing the South Sudanese are concerned about due to the violence that has torn the country apart since fighting between factions in the government broke out...
4 years 8 months ago
Women make up at least half of the world’s rice farmers and their importance in world rice production will become greater as it tends to be the men who migrant to the cities in search for jobs leaving...
4 years 8 months ago
The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) which has 15 members, stretching from Senegal in the west to Nigeria in the East has estimated that in order to deal with shocks which lead to food...
4 years 8 months ago
Rice production in Tanzania is booming but so is the country’s urban population. Tanzania will therefore be challenged to satisfy its domestic demand for rice, let alone to become a world exporter. Some...
4 years 8 months ago
Rwanda – highest rice yielding country in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013 – produces over 5.5 tons of rough rice per hectare, followed by Niger (5 tons) and Kenya (4.6 tons). Rice production in Sub-Saharan...
4 years 8 months ago
Locusts swarming over the land devouring everything growing in the fields sounds like a story out of the bible but it is a real threat for millions of Madagascan farmers. The Food and Agricultural...
4 years 8 months ago
Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) began in 2008 and aims to provide higher yielding rice varieties suitable for rain-fed rice farmers in Africa and South Asia which can grow in areas...
4 years 8 months ago
India government's recent directive to states not to declare bonuses on the minimum support prices (MSP) of rice and wheat is a progressive policy as it will enhance market availability, tame food...
4 years 9 months ago
For rice farmers, spotting fish in their flooded paddy fields is common. Wild stocks of fish have always prospered in the aquatic environment of paddy fields and rice farmers have benefited from the...
4 years 9 months ago

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