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Haiti has become dependent on rice imports but rather than promoting local rice production which will become more vulnerable to climate change, Haiti should consider going back to growing its traditional...
4 years 9 months ago
There is a lot of excitement around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), especially amongst smallholder farmers and agricultural policymakers hoping to increase national rice production. But SRI is...
4 years 9 months ago
When we think of where rice is grown, naturally we think of paddy fields submerged in water. It’s a fair assumption to make since these irrigated lowland farming systems make up over 55% of the world’s...
4 years 9 months ago
Some of the world’s most vulnerable farmers are faced with the challenge of simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of their current farming practices while improving their standard of living by...
4 years 9 months ago
It took Turkey around two decades to increase its average rice yields from four to five tons per hectare and just over another two decades to move up to six tons by the year 2000. However, in just over...
4 years 9 months ago
Italy expressing concern over Cambodian Rice Imports into EU   We heard repeatedly since last year some Southern European countries like Spain and Italy leading the pack expressing concern over a sudden...
4 years 9 months ago
Many rice import-dependent countries complain that international rice prices are too high but in some countries, domestic prices tend to be a lot higher than international prices. This is certainly the...
4 years 10 months ago
Under a new agreement between the Italian state and regions, 22.6 billion euros (about $30.7 billion) of European funds from the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be available for Italian rice...
4 years 10 months ago
Is China having the last laugh with regards to what Lester Brown, the US environmental analyst and founder of the Earth Policy Institute, said about China sharpening global competition for food?   Brown...
4 years 10 months ago
Some consumers take pride in eating more globalized foods  - including more wheat and meat products such as pizza, hamburgers, pasta and sushi  - that were once very local, but are now shared globally;...
4 years 12 months ago
Rodents have always been an issue for rice farmers, causing significant pre- and post-harvest losses. It has been estimated that the amount of rice destroyed by rodents in Asia alone would be enough to...
5 years 1 week ago
By 2025, the world will need an additional 300 million tons of rice to meet demand, according to FAO estimates.  (Production today is around 475 million tons). Meanwhile, the available rice acreage in...
5 years 2 weeks ago
“Golden Rice will certainly be accepted one day. We are only trying to put pressure so it will be accepted earlier than later. Each second of the day a child dies unnecessarily.” These are the words of Dr...
5 years 2 months ago
Authorities in the Philippines seem to be clueless about illegal imports of rice in to the country. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) says that a person named “David Tan” or “Mr. T” is the kingpin of rice...
5 years 2 months ago
Seeing declining rice acreage and depressed prices at home, the EU rice industry fears that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Cambodia are abusing the EU’s zero import duty status under the Everything...
5 years 2 months ago

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OP ED

Haiti has become dependent on rice imports but rather than promoting local rice production which will become more vulnerable to climate change, Haiti should consider going back to growing its traditional...
4 years 9 months ago
There is a lot of excitement around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), especially amongst smallholder farmers and agricultural policymakers hoping to increase national rice production. But SRI is...
4 years 9 months ago
When we think of where rice is grown, naturally we think of paddy fields submerged in water. It’s a fair assumption to make since these irrigated lowland farming systems make up over 55% of the world’s...
4 years 9 months ago
Some of the world’s most vulnerable farmers are faced with the challenge of simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of their current farming practices while improving their standard of living by...
4 years 9 months ago
It took Turkey around two decades to increase its average rice yields from four to five tons per hectare and just over another two decades to move up to six tons by the year 2000. However, in just over...
4 years 9 months ago
Italy expressing concern over Cambodian Rice Imports into EU   We heard repeatedly since last year some Southern European countries like Spain and Italy leading the pack expressing concern over a sudden...
4 years 9 months ago
Many rice import-dependent countries complain that international rice prices are too high but in some countries, domestic prices tend to be a lot higher than international prices. This is certainly the...
4 years 10 months ago
Under a new agreement between the Italian state and regions, 22.6 billion euros (about $30.7 billion) of European funds from the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be available for Italian rice...
4 years 10 months ago
Is China having the last laugh with regards to what Lester Brown, the US environmental analyst and founder of the Earth Policy Institute, said about China sharpening global competition for food?   Brown...
4 years 10 months ago
Some consumers take pride in eating more globalized foods  - including more wheat and meat products such as pizza, hamburgers, pasta and sushi  - that were once very local, but are now shared globally;...
4 years 12 months ago
Rodents have always been an issue for rice farmers, causing significant pre- and post-harvest losses. It has been estimated that the amount of rice destroyed by rodents in Asia alone would be enough to...
5 years 1 week ago
By 2025, the world will need an additional 300 million tons of rice to meet demand, according to FAO estimates.  (Production today is around 475 million tons). Meanwhile, the available rice acreage in...
5 years 2 weeks ago
“Golden Rice will certainly be accepted one day. We are only trying to put pressure so it will be accepted earlier than later. Each second of the day a child dies unnecessarily.” These are the words of Dr...
5 years 2 months ago
Authorities in the Philippines seem to be clueless about illegal imports of rice in to the country. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) says that a person named “David Tan” or “Mr. T” is the kingpin of rice...
5 years 2 months ago
Seeing declining rice acreage and depressed prices at home, the EU rice industry fears that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Cambodia are abusing the EU’s zero import duty status under the Everything...
5 years 2 months ago

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