Rice production

Rice production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. A new initiative aims to make rice production more sustainable, targeting change in farming techniques through policy and market incentives.

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Rice production

A team of Chinese and German researchers reveals a mechanism by which nitrate in the soil activates both phosphate and nitrate utilisation in rice.

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Rice production

Although Vietnam is one of the world’s biggest rice producers and exporters, the productivity growth of its rice sector has reached a plateau since 2010. There is an urgent need to restructure the sector towards…

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Women at work in a rice field, Kaya, Burkina Faso. <br/> Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
Rice production

A mobile app launched by AfricaRice offers expert advice on weed management for rice production in Africa. Weeds are serious constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa across all rice environments.

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Less-intensive use of fertilizers during rice cultivation is needed to protect the environment.<br/> Photo: © IFAD / Irshad Khan
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A widespread problem of over-fertilization is encountered from China and South Korea through to Vietnam and Taiwan. A TUM research team has now investigated which incentives would be needed in order for farmers to use…

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Rice production

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a natural resource management technology that has supporters and opponents. Evidence of the technology’s impacts is mixed. Recent research results from Timor Leste suggest that…

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Rice production

As food import dependency has grown, many African countries have attempted to boost local agricultural production. With rice production increasing in Senegal, organisations are progressively upgrading rice value chains…

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Rice production

Laos has achieved a minor miracle. For some years now, this Southeast Asian country has been able to feed its people with rice that is exclusively grown locally. However, the success story is under threat.

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