Scientists explore biotechnology as a way to increase rice production and combat challenges of climate change
The latest issue of Rice Today focuses on climate change, and the potential impact extreme weather conditions in Southeast Asia will have on rice production. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is studying ways to better adapt rice crops to monsoons, floods and droughts, and has sent submergence-tolerant and salt-tolerant rice varieties to Myanmar for testing. The IRRI is also hosting an international conference about the future of rice production and climate change in November, 2009.
The issue also plays tributes to the late Nobel Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug, and his success in bringing the “Green Revolution” to India through developing high-yielding crops that help combat hunger and poverty.
You can read more about the latest issue of Rice Today here