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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Growing Better Rice for a Hungry World

GREEN SUPER RICE. Rice production must increase by about 70 percent over the next two decades. African and Asian rice farmers need better rice varieties.

Growing Better Rice for a Hungry World

The global demand for rice is booming. To keep up with this demand, rice production must increase by about 70 percent over the next two decades. At the same time, too much or too little water, extreme temperatures, and poor soils are threatening rice production. Developing better rice varieties that stand up against environmental and soil stresses can help African and Asian rice farmers - and their families - thrive. Browse more infographics and learn more about our work in agricultural development.
Source: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/infographics/Pages/growing-better-rice-info.aspx

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