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Rice Defies Its Reputation As A Thirsty Crop

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July 21, 2009
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International Rice Research Institute
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Two new sister lines of rice are defying rice's reputation as a thirsty crop as they demonstrate their improved productivity in drought-prone regions of India and the Philippines.

Two new sister lines of rice are defying rice’s reputation as a thirsty crop as they demonstrate their improved productivity in drought-prone regions of India and the Philippines.

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Rice Today’s July-September 2009 edition features the development of drought-tolerant rice and other research the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its collaborators are doing to curb the devastating effects of drought.

With some degree of water shortages predicted to affect 15-20 million hectares of irrigated rice within 25 years, smart crop management and even genetically modified rice may also play a role in helping farmers cope with the crisis.

Rice Today also reports that in Uganda rice production has increased 2.5 times from 2004 to 2008 through government initiatives, private investment, and farmer support.

Across the other side of the planet rice production, consumption, and prospects in Latin America are being explored. Rice is being promoted to consumers in Mexico and Central America and in Brazil production is improving.

In light of further boosting production, IRRI takes a look at some practical solutions to help reduce grain losses and improve grain quality during postharvest. Between 15-20% of rice grains are often lost at this stage because of unsuitable drying techniques, pests, and other factors.


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International Rice Research Institute. "Rice Defies Its Reputation As A Thirsty Crop." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 July 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720102014.htm>.
International Rice Research Institute. (2009, July 21). Rice Defies Its Reputation As A Thirsty Crop. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 29, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720102014.htm
International Rice Research Institute. "Rice Defies Its Reputation As A Thirsty Crop." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720102014.htm (accessed January 29, 2015).

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