World scientists in $600 million plan to boost rice yield

Reuters: Scientists launched a $600 million global initiative on Wednesday to raise rice yields and reduce the impact of rice production on the environment, which they said could also help 150 million people escape poverty by 2035. The Global Rice Science Partnership will oversee research over the next five years to boost yields and breed stronger strains that can resist flooding and threats from climate change. The scheme, led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and partners, was launched......

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