Topic: International Rice Research Institute
Hardy 'elephant' or Napier grass has proved to be a cheap and nutritious fodder for livestock in poor and drought-prone areas of India.
Once thought to be waste, rice husks now can be used as clean, cheap fuel for developing countries.
12/03/2008 12:00 am
Although commodity prices for a wide range of crops have fallen by as much as 50 percent from record highs in June, the financial crisis is expected to make food shortages dramatically worse.
12/02/2008 12:00 am
A top rice importer last year, Indonesia's government is allocating more land to grow it and other food crops.
07/15/2008 01:00 am
Amid expectations of a record harvest, prices decline. Cambodia lifted its export ban this week.
05/31/2008 01:00 am
The rice-exporting country has seen a dramatic rebound thanks to years of agricultural research.
05/01/2008 01:00 am
Tight supplies reflect population boom and neglect of farming.
04/22/2008 01:00 am
Asian nations have taken steps to stem rising prices of rice and palm oil. Corn and wheat prices have spiked as well.
03/05/2008 12:00 am