rice

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Fostering private sector engagement to develop and scale locally-produced hybrids seeds in Nepal.

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In the media

Source: Down to Earth (15 Jul 2020)

While an estimated 10 percent of India’s 44 million ha of rice is cultivated through direct seeding, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in this practice.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

Innovations
Features

The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

The introduction of mung bean has transformed rice-wheat food systems in Nepal and has been one of the major successes of the Agronomy and Seed Scaling project.

Photos

What do wholegrain foods look like around the world?

Nutrition, health and food security
News

New blog published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs argues that balancing food security, rural livelihoods, water for agriculture and air quality need not be a zero-sum game.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

The world urgently needs a transformation of the global food system, leading to healthier diets for all and a drastic reduction in agriculture’s environmental impact. The major cereal grains must play a central role in this new revolution for the benefit of the world’s poorest people.

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Press releases

The average farmer who uses the Happy Seeder can generate up to 20% more profits than those who burn their fields, according to a new study published in Science.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

Published in Science, the article provides evidence for national policies that block stubble burning and promote no-till mechanization to manage crop residues.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

Policies and technologies key to sustainable development in India’s breadbasket.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Press releases

Later rice planting in Haryana and Punjab leads to concentrated agricultural burning in the late fall and 39% higher peak fire intensity, contributing to poor air quality.

Innovations
News

Joint team recognized for their work on rice residue management using the Super Straw Management System, or Super SMS.