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New, higher-yielding rice plant could ease threat of hunger for poor
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Click to read story Los Baños, Philippines – An ambitious project to re-engineer photosynthesis in rice, led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) through a global consortium of scientists, has received a grant of US$11 million over 3 years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a result of research being conducted by this group, rice plants that can produce 50% more grain using less fertilizer and less water are a step closer to reality.
Finding solutions to the (p)rice crisis
Fiinding Solutions to the Price Crisis by Trina Mendoza
The global crisis of high rice prices rocked rice-growing Asia in 2008, and scientists have been working to calm the storm. International rice prices soared from US $ 400 per ton in January 2008 to more than $ 1,000 per ton in May 2008. Major exporters Vietnam and India cut back exports to ensure enough rice for their domestic needs. In some countries, food riots led to soldiers guarding food trucks to prevent looting.
Both countries are striving for rice self-sufficiency amidst growing populations and loss of prime agricultural land.
Put simply, the world has been consuming more rice than it is producing. Rapidly rising and fluctuating fertiliser prices in 2008 have made the effective management of fertilizers and nutrients vital for raising rice productivity n hard-hit countries of the rice crisis like the Philippines and Indonesia.
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