Government team produces 10 new varieties of rice

Jakarta Post: The Agriculture Ministry's research and development agency has produced 10 new rice varieties it hopes will boost production and strengthen crops in anticipation of the continuing impact of climate change on food production. Agency head B. Haryono, told newmen here on Tuesday, that climate change currently was causing unpredictable and extreme weather conditions, wet and dry, as well as pest attacks. "Therefore, there is a need for rice plants that are resilient to drought, excessive water......

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