Bangladesh trials African rice to boost food yield

AFP: A Bangladeshi farmer harvests rice in a field on the outskirts of Dhaka in May 2011. A high-yield strain ... A high-yield strain of rice developed for Africa's drylands is being trialled in Bangladesh to help the country feed its teeming population in an age of climate change and extreme weather conditions. Rice has been grown in Bangladesh's Ganges delta for thousands of years and the country was once home to 4,000 varieties of the grain, but it is unable to produce enough for its own needs,......

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