Rice yields targetted in first CGIAR ‘mega-programme’

SciDev.Net: Farmers could benefit from increased rice yields and new varieties of the staple crop adapted to climate change, with the launch of a global research programme that aims to lift millions out of hunger and poverty by 2035. The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) was launched by the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) at the 3rd International Rice Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week (8--12 November). It is the first of 15 CGIAR research programmes -- formally......

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